Salmon Catch statistics 2018

There has been extensive media coverage this week, following the publication of the official catch statistics for salmon and sea trout in Scotland. The catches for both species are the lowest on record. Fisheries Management Scotland are now calling on the Scottish Government and regulatory authorities to do everything in their power to safeguard the species, and make salmon conservation a national priority. Fisheries Management Scotland, and our members, appeared on  national and regional BBC television and radio and STV news. A summary of the coverage in the national and local press articles is provided below.

BBC Website – Scotland’s wild salmon stocks ‘at lowest ever level’

ITV News – Salmon catches at lowest level on record, says Fisheries Management Scotland

STV News – Scottish salmon ‘at crisis point’, says fisheries board

The Guardian – Scottish wild salmon stocks in crisis, say anglers

Independent – Wild salmon population ‘at crisis point’ with catches in Scotland at lowest level on record

The Telegraph – Wild salmon stocks hit ‘lowest level’ on record after disastrous season on Scotland’s prime rivers

The National – Fisheries Management Scotland appeals for action over salmon stocks

Mail Online – Wild salmon in Scottish rivers have fallen to their lowest levels in history as water quality plunges, figures reveal

The Southern Reporter – River Tweed salmon catch continues to fall

Peeblesshire News – Salmon numbers at crisis point in Tweed and other Scottish rivers

The Press and Journal – River managers on Dee and Spey call for action to halt wild salmon decline

The Times – Wild salmon ‘at crisis point’ after catch falls by 30%

The Times – The Times view on fishing and falling salmon stocks: Off The Hook. Anglers are not to blame for the demise of wild Scottish salmon

The Guardian – Scotlands-salmon-crisis-anglers-only-want-one-but-its-just-not-happening