Further consolidate our established role as the national freshwater fisheries management representative body in Scotland
Representing, promoting and supporting the interests of our members by:
- Promoting and ensuring the best evidence-based fisheries management for the conservation of Scotland’s wild salmon and native freshwater fish, and the protection, improvement and development of their fisheries and the environment on which they depend.
- Developing strategies to conserve Scotland’s wild salmon and native freshwater fish in the face of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.
- Providing the primary interface between the different organisations and agencies who are working to reverse the current decline in populations of wild Atlantic salmon and native freshwater fish.
- Providing an important interface between local fisheries managers and the Scottish Government.
- Communicating and working with our members to facilitate best practice and good governance, in all aspects of the conservation and evidence-based management of salmon, sea trout and freshwater fish and fisheries;
- Influencing relevant public policy, including development of coherent national policy and scientific strategies, to ensure appropriate evidence-based conservation and fisheries management;
- Play a lead role in the coordination with relevant NGO’s in order that the development of a sector wide cohesive strategy can be developed and delivered;
- Maintaining a constructive working relationship in support of our members with a range of key industry sectors to ensure that any potential impact on fish is appropriately mitigated;
- Identifying and facilitating mechanisms for members to enable funding for local projects which benefit salmon, sea trout and freshwater fish and fisheries and their environment.