24th October 2018
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Missing salmon cages spotted east of Bressay by Marine Scotland plane

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The missing salmon cages which went adrift from their moorings south of Unst during the Christmas storms have at last been spotted.

The 12 large pens were discovered around 89 miles east of Bressay today by the crew of Marine Scotland’s spotter aircraft which has been carrying out regular searches for them.

The trawler Opportune is closing in on their position and is due to remain with them until a Danish tug, hired by owners Meridian Salmon Group, arrives at the scene to tow them to the shore.

Representatives from Meridian have been in Shetland this week to overlook the search for the missing cages, amid concerns the pens could be a danger to shipping in the area.

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About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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