The Fisheries Management Scotland Annual Conference, took place at Battleby on March 29. The Conference, attended by around 100 delegates, focused on the issues and challenges of fisheries management across Scotland.
The Conference showcased the RiverLife project, a four-year £6.7m project aimed at improving fish migration within rivers and restoring urban watercourses in the Forth District. This will educate and empower communities to engage with the freshwater environment.
The future of wild fisheries reform and salmon conservation limits were also discussed in detail and a session was set aside to discuss some pressures – hydro-electricity, salmon farming and forestry – which have the potential to impact our iconic freshwater fish.”
The Conference also marked the launch of the 2017 Fisheries Management Scotland Annual Review. The review features articles on, changes in salmon run timing, fish tracking, education projects, poaching and engaging young anglers. Catch statistics for the 2016 season, as well as river reports from across Scotland form a substantive element.