Wild Fisheries Reform Stakeholder Reference Group


The Scottish Government is committed to reforming the current wild fisheries management system with the aim of: 

  • creating a modern management system for wild fisheries fit for purpose in the 21st century and capable of responding to our changing environment
  • managing, conserving and developing our wild fisheries to maximise the sustainable benefit of Scotland’s wild fish resources to the country as a whole and particularly to rural areas
  • promoting evidence-based management of fisheries

The first stage of this process was the Wild Fisheries Review which reported in October 2014. The next stage is to develop the recommendations arising from the review into the detail of a new system.

A Stakeholder Reference Group will inform detailed proposals for legislation arising from  the forthcoming consultation on the broad policy principles on the reform of the management system.


Name Organisation
Simon Dryden Scottish Government
Alan Wells Fisheries Management Scotland
Mark Bilsby Fisheries Management Scotland
Jonathan Swift Association of Scottish Still Water Fisheries
Simon McKelvey Institute of Fisheries Management
James Mackay Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland
Craig Campbell Scottish Anglers National Association
Ron Woods
Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling
Duncan Ferguson
Scottish Gamekeepers Association
Alister Jack Representative of fishery proprietors
Aleksander Jasinski Scottish Government


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