New funding adds to range of salmon conservation measures

Scottish Government Responds to Salmon Interactions Working Group Report

Funding of more than £650,000 will extend the salmon counter network as part of a package of measures to support salmon conservation.

The expanded network will provide valuable information to monitor salmon populations and inform their population status.

The funding is in addition to more than £550,000 announced earlier this month to support wild salmon conservation.

The move comes as the Scottish Government published its response to the Salmon Interactions Working Group (SIWG), established to provide advice on a future approach to the interactions between wild and farmed salmon.

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