Fishing for data: Fisheries trusts work with anglers to gather information to conserve Atlantic salmon

Scotland’s Fisheries Trusts and District Salmon Fishery Boards are participating in a national project designed to gather information on the sizes and ages of wild adult Atlantic salmon. The project is funded by Marine Scotland and will help inform national and international management aimed at safeguarding salmon for future generations. In particular, it will help to inform our understanding of trends in the size, and age, of salmon returning to Scotland’s rivers.

More information on this project can be viewed here.

A small sub-sample (approx. 10%) of fish are anaesthetized to allow precise measurements before being tagged and carefully released to the river. Photo: Ness District Salmon Fishery Board