Conference presentations

Session 1: Scotland’s approach to addressing the climate and nature crises

Opening Address by Màiri McAllan MSP, Minister for Environment, Biodiversity & Land Reform

Dr Alan Wells (Fisheries Management Scotland) – Moving the dial for Scotland’s rivers

Dr Antje Branding (Marine Scotland) – Implementing Scotland’s Wild Salmon Strategy

Lisa McCann (Scottish Government) – Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy: tackling the nature emergency

Session 2: Moving the dial – funding catchment-scale restoration

Pedro Landale, Fisheries Management Scotland – introduction

Iain Sime (NatureScot) – The role of green finance in catchment-scale restoration

Roger Knight (Spey Fishery Board) – The Spey Catchment Initiative

Mark Lloyd (The Rivers Trust) – Working together to maximise benefits

Jamie Ribbens (Galloway Fisheries Trust) – The benefits of peatland restoration for water quality and native fish

Session 3: Keeping on track: addressing existing and future pressures

Bob Laughton (Findhorn, Nairn & Lossie Rivers Trust) – The Findhorn Watershed Initiative

Jamie Stewart (River Tweed Commission) – Water Scarcity in 2022 – lessons learned

Nathan Critchlow-Watton (SEPA) – River Basin Management Planning – progress to date and next steps

Dr David Summers (Tay DSFB) – Large-scale hydro and migratory fish – outstanding issues

Brian Davidson (Fisheries Management Scotland) – Preparing for Pink salmon in 2023

Jim Henderson (Nith DSFB) and Andrea Purvis (Scottish Power Energy Networks) – Industry and Fisheries Interactions

Alison Baker (Forth Rivers Trust) – Protecting our fisheries by completing the circle