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