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.

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Latest Scottish news

We all have a responsibility to save the ‘King of Fish’

19/04/2019
The publication of new Environment Agency byelaws banning the killing of salmon in the North East drift and coastal nets was very welcome news earlier this year and brought to […] Read More
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Scottish Government inertia marks anniversary of Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee’s report into salmon farming

06/03/2019
  Scottish Government inertia marks anniversary of Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee’s report into salmon farming Industry allowed to persist with business as usual a year after Government was told ‘the […] Read More
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S&TCS briefing as Scottish Government debate the future of salmon farming

06/02/2019
  TODAY: Scottish parliament to debate the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) committee report on salmon farming Legislative impact is expected to follow on from today’s debate, Wednesday 6th February […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

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