The Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Regulations 2016 outlined for the first time a system whereby the killing of Atlantic salmon in inland waters is managed on an annual basis by categorising the conservation status of their stocks.
In general terms the Regulations:
More generally, the Scottish Government, along with Fisheries Management Scotland and other partners has identified 12 high level pressures impacting salmon in our waters and further afield. Further detail on these pressures, and on some of the key activities underway to address them, is available online.
Conservation Status Assessment for the 2019 Season
The Scottish Government has completed the latest assessment of the conservation status of salmon and Ministers are now consulting on proposals for changes to the regulations and to river gradings for the coming season.
Details of the consultation, along with supporting documentation, are set out online.
Representations on the proposals are invited by 23 November 2018 and should be sent to: SalmonandRecreationalFisheries@gov.scot
You may also check the proposed grading for individual rivers at the following link: Scotland - River gradings 2019