About Us

Fisheries Management Scotland is the representative body for Scotland’s network of District Salmon Fishery Boards, the River Tweed Commission and Rivers and Fisheries Trusts. Our members work hard to safeguard the interests of Scotland’s valuable and iconic wild freshwater fisheries, by promoting and delivering best practice in fishery management.

Clear communication is vital in ensuring that the interests of fish and fisheries are front and centre in the minds of Scotland’s policy and decision makers. Fisheries management is not just about managing fish, it is about managing impacts, pressures and people to ensure that the environment on which the fish depend is maintained and enhanced. Our community of Boards and Trusts work hard to ensure that our fish and fisheries have the high profile they deserve. As the single representative body for Scottish fisheries management we are uniquely placed to influence policy and speak with a unified voice for the needs of fish and fisheries.

What we do:

  • Represent the interests of our members locally, nationally and internationally
  • To influence relevant policy as may be desirable for the protection, preservation and development of Scotland’s wild salmon and freshwater fish and fisheries and their environment
  • Promote best practice  in fishery management and disseminate guidance
  • Promote good governance with our members
  • Co-ordinate and deliver training, symposia and other initiatives for our members and other stakeholders