Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

How are the SNP protecting wild salmon?

Scotland’s salmon are a valuable and important asset which we must protect and balance conserving stocks with the interests of those who fish for salmon.

The SNP Scottish Government, following extensive consultation, have introduced regulations which outline a package of measures, including prohibitions on killing out-with estuary limits, inland waters being managed by conservation status and mandatory conservation plans, to ensure wild salmon have a sustainable future in our waters. The measures came into force on April 1st 2016.

We are truly committed to preserving our wild salmon populations and are prepared to make what are necessary but difficult decisions.


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