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Freshwater and Recreational Fisheries

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Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics

Download the Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout fishery data for the most recently available year Ongoing
Swimming depth of sea trout (SMFS 07 13) J Sturlaugsson 9 May 2017
Publications from MSS work at Loch Shieldaig List of peer-reviewed publications resulting from MSS work carried out at Loch Shieldaig 2004-2014
Using Catch Data to Examine the Potential Impact of Aquaculture on Salmon and Sea Trout

An independent assessment of the catch data on wild populations of salmon and sea trout.

Behavioural Responses of Atlantic Salmon to Mains Frequency Magnetic Fields (SMFS 06 09) Armstrong, J.D., Hunter, D-C., Fryer, R.J., Rycroft, P. and Orpwood, J. September 2015
Effects of AC Magnetic Fields (MFs) on Swimming Activity in European Eels Anguilla anguilla Orpwood, J., Fryer, R.J., Rycroft, P. and Armstrong, J.D. 10 September 2015

Covering Letter from Andrew Thin to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Final report and recommendations of the Wild Fisheries Review panel

Summary list of recommendations

Final report & supporting documents from the Wild Fisheries Review, lead by Andrew Thin. 08/10/2014
Collation of Available Datasets on Smolt Populations in Scotland to Assess Migration Run Times (SMFS 05 06) Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre 2 July 2014
Identifying a Panel of Single Nucleotide Genetic Markers for River Level Assignments of Salmon in Scotland (SMFS 05 05) Marine Scotland Science 16 May 2014
The prioritisation of monitoring and research of diadromous fish in the context of marine/offshore renewables Hunter, D-C., Malcolm, I.A. and Armstrong, J.D 17 March 2014 

Impacts of open pen freshwater aquaculture production on wild fisheries

Homarus Ltd 24/10/2012
Executive Summary: Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland Study in to the Economic Impact of Recreational Sea Angling in Scotland 29/07/2009

Eel Management Plan

Scotland River Basin District Eel Management Plan


River Crossings and Migratory Fish:
Design Guidance

Guidance to ensuring that river-crossing structures such as culverts can, do not  create a barrier to the movement of migratory fish April 2000