Salmon Conservation Measures for Ayrshire rivers in 2020

Salmon Conservation Measures for 2020 were laid before Scottish ministers and approved on the 17th December 2019. Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 come into force on 1 April 2020. (No salmon may be killed on any Scottish river before 1st April). In Ayrshire, three rivers are designated category 3 which means they come under mandatory catch and release conservation measures in 2020: The River Irvine and Annick Water The River Ayr and Lugar The Water of Girvan Three rivers are designated category 2 meaning management action is necessary to reduce exploitation: catch and release should be promoted strongly…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Salmon Conservation Measures for Ayrshire rivers in 2020