Scotland's natural environment supports an extensive range of world-renowned fishing opportunities that attract anglers from communities across Scotland and further afield.



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We carried out a Wild Fisheries Review in 2014.

The aims of the review were to:

  • develop and promote a modern, evidence-based management system for wild fisheries fit for purpose in the 21st century and capable of responding to the changing environment
  • manage, conserve and develop 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

On 8 October 2014, the review submitted its final report and 54 recommendations to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

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Email: SalmonandRecreationalFisheries@gov.scot