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.
In January 2019 the Scottish Government submitted a draft Implementation Plan for 2019‑24 to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) setting out our plans to conserve and protect Atlantic salmon over the five year period. We are awaiting comments on the draft and, following further discussions, this will be finalised by November 2019.
This is the International Year of the Salmon. IYS2019 – “Salmon and People in a Changing World’ – is being led by the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) and aims to raise awareness and understanding of the social and economic benefits that salmon provide, and to highlight the many issues facing salmon around the world. In Scotland we will be working with various partners to promote IYS2019 at events, festivals, conferences and elsewhere.
On 11 July 2019 the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) published a report on Wild Salmon and followed this with two associated blog articles. Links to these can be found under Further Reading at the side of this page.