About SFCC

The SFCC was established in 1997 as an association of Fisheries Trusts, District Salmon Fishery Boards, Scottish Government, SEPA, SNH and others interested in evidence based management of freshwater fish and fisheries in Scotland. 

In 2017 SFCC became a committee of Fisheries Management Scotland, while maintaining a distinct membership and funding stream.


SFCC Purpose:

  1. Provide a mechanism for members to standardise data collection,
  2. Co-ordinate and disseminate spatial data relevant to the freshwater environment,
  3. Encourage discussion of fisheries science and management in a forum informed by data driven evidence,
  4. Facilitate cross-Scotland scientific projects and provide fisheries data to inform national policy decisions, and to evidence local management decisions,
  5. Promote the development of specialist software in a cost-effective way,
  6. Provide training in methods of data collection, management and analysis,
  7. Inform Fisheries Management Scotland on matters relating to evidence based fisheries management.

SFCC Terms of Reference – 2019


Current SFCC member organisations;

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Marine Scotland

Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust
Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust
Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust
Findhorn, Nairn & Lossie Trust
Spey Foundation
Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust
River Dee Trust
The Esks Rivers & Fisheries Trust
Tay Foundation
Forth Rivers Trust
Tweed Foundation
River Annan Trust
Nith Catchment Fisheries Trust
Galloway Fisheries Trust
Ayrshire Rivers Trust
Clyde River Foundation
Argyll Fisheries Trust
Lochaber Fisheries Trust
Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust
Skye & Wester Ross Fisheries Trust
West Sutherland Fisheries Trust
Helmsdale District Salmon Fisheries Board
Brora District Salmon Fisheries Board
Northern District Salmon Fisheries Board


SFCC 2017 Annual Newsletter
SFCC 2016 Annual Newsletter
SFCC 2015 Annual Newsletter
SFCC 2014 Annual Newsletter
SFCC 2013 Annual Newsletter
SFCC 2012 Annual Newsletter