Kill Licence

Kill Licence

Strategic Environmental Assessment - Environmental Report

In parallel to this consultation, the Environmental Report sets out the results of the possible environmental effects of the proposed conservation measures to introduce a licensing system for killing wild salmon in Scotland. Read more...

Salmon & Recreational Fisheries

Scotland’s natural environment supports an extensive range of world renowned fishing opportunities attracting anglers from communities across Scotland and further afield.

There are different types of fisheries across Scotland and this section explains more about each of them.


Wild Fisheries Reform

Wild Fisheries Reform

Read more about Wild Fisheries Reform, including the Wild Fisheries Review

Game Fisheries

Freshwater Fish Licensing

Read more about Game Fisheries in Scotland

Coarse Fisheries


Read more about coarse fisheries in Scotland




Find out more about eels in Scotland

Sea Angling

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Find out more about Recreational Sea Angling

Science & Research


Read about the role of science and reserch in freshwater fisheries