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Salmon & Recreational Fisheries

Scotland’s natural environment supports an extensive range of world renowned fishing opportunities attracting anglers from communities across Scotland and further afield.

There are different types of fisheries across Scotland and this section explains more about each of them.


Salmon Interactions

Running a Fish Farm

Read more about the Salmon Interactions Workstream

Conservation of Wild Salmon

Wild Fisheries Reform

Read more about the conservation of wild salmon

Game Fisheries

Freshwater Fish Licensing

Read more about Game Fisheries in Scotland


Coarse Fisheries


Read more about coarse fisheries in Scotland

Sea Angling

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Find out more about Recreational Sea Angling

Science & Research


Read about the role of science and reserch in freshwater fisheries