published in Granta
The River Severn that runs through Great Britain once had one of the largest salmon runs in the world. Today, they are on the verge of extinction. In this essay, Weymouth investigates how salmon fishing has changed in recent years by following the life of a local fisherman, Nigel Mott. It's a delicate balance to put into place environmental regulations to regrow salmon numbers while also maintaining the quality of life and social impact of individuals in related industries.
120 days ago