The Atlantic Salmon Trust has recently released an update on its Moray Firth Smolt Tracking Project. Details at:-
From the angler’s point of view one interesting fact is that of the smolt’s released 50% were lost in river systems and only 15% in inshore waters.
Could this be a predation issue? Most anglers probably think so.
Have a look, its a very interesting video and quite clearly a very professionally run project.