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Ten thousand sea trout were released into Stockholm Stream on Monday. Credit: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Man with cap and scores of onlookers by waters in Stockholm
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Peter Hubrejtse from Amsterdam was one of the onlookers as the fish was released into the waters. Credit: Ulla Engberg/Sveriges Radio

Tens of thousands of salmon and trout released into Stockholm waters

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In an eye-catching ritual dating back decades, thousands of young salmon and sea trout are being released into the fast moving waters in front of parliament and the Royal Palace in the heart of Stockholm.

10,000 sea trout were released into Stockholm Ström on Monday, and will be followed by some 12,000 salmon on Tuesday.

The annual event drew scores of onlookers, who watched the first batch splash into the waters in front of the Royal Palace.

"This is something we have been doing for many years. It is mostly so we can sustain rod fishing here. This is necessary for people to fish here in the middle of the city, which is pretty unique," said Oliver Karlöf, fisheries biologist with the City of Stockholm.

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