The Solution to a growing problem
Otter populations are currently at a 40-year high in the UK and they are continuing to rise across Europe. As welcome as this resurgence may be to our natural heritage, otters are a fearsome predator. An unwelcome consequence of their increasing numbers is their impact on fisheries. Otters often prey on larger fish specimens, eating as little as 10% of the flesh and causing hundreds of thousands of pounds of decimation to fish stocks in the process. All managed still water fisheries and fish farms provide otters and other predators with an easy and abundant food supply.