2019 was International Year of the Salmon. It aims to protect salmon by bringing people together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and take action. Fisheries Management Scotland is working alongside a range of partners to raise awareness of Atlantic salmon, and the issues faced by this iconic species.

The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation commissioned a video to mark the International Year of the Salmon, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and facilitated by Salmon and Trout Conservation and PACE Productions.

During International Year of the Salmon, we raised awareness and disseminated information to key parties through our annual conference, our What Do Wild Salmon Mean To Me project, an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament in May 2019 and an open day with the Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries laboratory in June 2019. We also promoted the extensive array of practical conservation and management work our member district salmon fishery boards and rivers and fishery trusts deliver on a routine basis.

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