2021 Election

Scotland’s district salmon fishery boards and fisheries trusts are working to save our wild salmon from extinction and protect whole river systems.

This is a critical moment for Scotland’s natural heritage, the millions of people who treasure it in our towns and cities, and the countless rural communities who depend directly on its welfare. Climate change, and a range of human impacts are posing an existential threat to several species including our iconic salmon.

There are several practical measures which WILL make a difference IF we act urgently:

1. Make saving Scotland’s salmon a national conservation priority.

2. Fund the planting of native trees beside those rivers which Marine Scotland Science has identified as vulnerable to damaging temperature rises.

3. Implement in full the unanimous recommendations of the Salmon Interactions Working Group, which was established by the Scottish Government, comprising wild salmon conservation bodies and the fish farming industry.

We are now asking Scottish election candidates to make a public commitment to these measures.

See which candidates have signed the pledge

We have contacted candidates/parties directly. If you are a candidate in the forthcoming election and have not received a request from Fisheries Management Scotland to sign the pledge, please contact us at general@fms.scot.