Scotland

Our proud record north of the border speaks for itself. See how we’ve worked to protect and secure healthy and sustainable wild fish stocks in Scotland.

Salmon farming

A sustainable future for wild fish

Salmon Farm Reform

We believe that a future is possible where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive. In the medium term this can only be achieved by moving farming into closed tank systems. Doing this will prevent the spread of disease and parasites to wild salmon and sea trout. Whilst working towards this goal, we have to ensure effective regulation of farms so wild fish are better protected.

Mixed stock netting

Putting a stop to non-selective nets

A netted salmon

With wild salmon and sea trout stocks in serious decline, the indiscriminate netting of fish along our coasts was increasingly unsustainable. We worked to close these fisheries, ensuring that fish from the most sensitive river populations were not killed and so able to breed.

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What's happening with Scotland's wild fish?

Find out what is happening to wild fish in Scotland and download our infographic with key campaign facts.

Help us reform Scottish salmon farming

We have a unique opportunity to influence real positive change and provide legal protection for our wild fish.

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Latest Scottish news

Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice

Loch Roag Sea Lice: SSPO Defence Falls Flat

19/09/2018
Mea culpa……mea what? On September 3 we issued a news release detailing the deaths, in the Blackwater River (Isle of Lewis), of a substantial proportion of this Hebridean system’s wild […] Read More
Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice

Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice

03/09/2018
Important Hebridean adult wild salmon run decimated by parasites as sea lice numbers on local salmon farms rise and dead farmed fish are taken ashore for burial Underwater video and […] Read More
plastic rivers

Plastic Rivers

31/08/2018
Plastic Rivers: An overlooked but essential element of the global plastic problem We are all familiar with the shocking plastic-related headlines and imagery that has filled our media channels over […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

Help to secure a sustainable future for Scotland’s wild fish