The Fisheries Management Scotland Conference is our annual keynote event and an opportunity for the fisheries management community to come together and discuss topical issues. It allows us to raise awareness of local, regional and national projects delivered by our members and other partners and stimulate conversation and debate about our precious wild Atlantic salmon and native freshwater fish.

Contributors to our conference bring a wealth of experience on fish, fisheries and wider aquatic biodiversity. The event allows us to share experience not only within Scotland but beyond that to UK and international level.

Wild Atlantic salmon and our wider biodiversity is in crisis, in Scotland and across the world. Our 2023 conference was held on Friday 31 March at the Aviemore MacDonald Hotel. The theme - Moving the dial: exploring options for restoring river catchments at scale - reflects this urgent situation. It was a fantastic opportunity to discuss how we can accelerate the scale and pace of restoration and improvement work to our precious freshwater environments which are home to our wild Atlantic salmon and native freshwater fish species, as well as supporting wider biodiversity. The programme can be viewed here.

Our 2023 Conference was our first face to face event since 2019 and the presentations were filmed. You can view these, and the presentations for previous events in the links below.

2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19