Salmon and recreational fisheries

Science and research

Science and research is conducted by Marine Scotland Science to provide up-to-date, expert scientific and technical support to inform policy decisions. The main freshwater fisheries laboratory is located in Pitlochry, with additional smaller field stations around Scotland.

The freshwater fisheries laboratory has scientific programmes covering assessments of salmon stocks, development of conservation limits of salmon populations, interactions between coastal aquaculture and wild fish, effects of changing thermal environments on fish populations, and others.

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