A full scale fish es­cape

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WILD salmon in Scot­tish rivers could breed with 11,040 es­caped farmed fish, ex­perts warned yes­ter­day.

They got out of a Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany farm at Geas­gill on Mull and en­tered rivers in­clud­ing the River Ba, which has a class one rat­ing for salmon con­ser­va­tion.

Greg Marsh of the Scot­tish Game­keep­ers As­so­ci­a­tion said: “Cross­breed­ing is a real con­cern.” The Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany said train­ing and pro­ce­dures had been re­viewed.

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