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About Wednesday 15 February 1659/60

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The salmon Pepys reported eating was probably caught in the Thames. The salmon population of the river is mentioned in the Magna Carta (1215) and there was a thriving fishery until pollution caused by the industrial revolution and the growth of the city made the river water unhealthy. The last record was in 1833, and although there have been attempts to reintroduce salmon to the river since it has been cleaned up, they aren't believed to be particularly successful. See: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/millions-wasted-...