Annual Conference

The Fisheries Management Scotland Conference (previously the RAFTS & ASFB Conference) is held in March every year. It has become established as the primary showcase for the work undertaken by the Fishery Trusts and DSFBs in Scotland, and the partnerships which have been established with academia, Government and Agencies.

The 2017 Conference took place at Battleby on 29 March 2017.

 

The presentations can be viewed below:

Session 1: The changing landscape of Scottish fisheries management
Chair – Alister Jack

Opening remarks
Alister Jack (Fisheries Management Scotland Chairman)

Fisheries Management Scotland – our role and priorities
Alan Wells (Fisheries Management Scotland)

Urban rivers: how to balance the benefits to fish, wildlife and people
Kate Comins (RiverLife: Almond & Avon Project Coordinator)

 

Session 2: Fisheries Management – the importance of partnership working
Chair – Alan Wells

Wild Fisheries Reform
Simon Dryden (Scottish Government)

Conservation Limits – developments during 2016 and future refinements
John Armstrong (Scottish Government)

Fisheries protection in a multi-species management system
Eddie Weatherly (River Tweed Commission)

 

Session 3: Releasing the pressure valve – potential solutions to seemingly intractable problems
Chair – Alister Jack

Bringing life back to the River Garry
David Summers (Tay DSFB)

Aquaculture within the shared public space
Jeff Gibbons (Scottish Government)

Recent developments with aquaculture
Craig MacIntyre (Argyll DSFB and Trust)

Forestry and peatland restoration
Jamie Ribbens (Galloway Fisheries Trust)

Changes in Atlantic salmon run timing – putting it in context
Ronald Campbell (Tweed Foundation)