1. Consultation paper

    19 Jul 2019

    Wildlife crime penalties: consultation

    We are seeking views on strengthening wildlife legislation by increasing the maximum available penalties.

  2. Consultation paper

    07 Jun 2019

    Protected areas for mobile marine species: consultation on proposals to designate four new Marine Protected Areas in Scottish waters

    An overview of the consultation on proposals to designate four new Marine Protected Areas in Scottish waters, including short summaries of the available documentation.

  3. Publication

    04 Mar 2019

    Future of fisheries management in Scotland: national discussion paper

    Seeks to start an in-depth nationwide discussion with stakeholders to help inform and develop Scotland’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy.

  4. NEWS

    23 Feb 2019 08:00

    Beavers given protected status

    Mitigation measures introduced for farms.

  5. Consultation analysis

    17 Oct 2018

    Beavers in Scotland: consultation analysis

    The purpose of this consultation was to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the policy decision to reintroduce beavers to Scotland.

  6. NEWS

    04 Sep 2018 00:01

    Plans to maximise venison in domestic and international markets

    Strategic vision outlines sector growth to 2030.

  7. NEWS

    09 Jul 2018 00:01

    Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  8. NEWS

    17 Jun 2018 10:00

    Supporting Scottish salmon

    New initiative to improve health of wild salmon.

  9. NEWS

    20 Apr 2018 10:00

    DNA breakthrough for wildlife crime

    Recovery of human DNA to help solve bird of prey offences.

  10. Consultation paper

    12 Dec 2017

    Beavers in Scotland: consultation on the strategic environmental assessment

    A consultation on the policy to reintroduce beavers to Scotland and the strategic environmental assessment of this policy.

  11. NEWS

    08 Dec 2017 10:00

    Annual wildlife crime report

    Offence numbers down on previous year.

  12. Progress report

    19 Nov 2015

    Wildlife Crime Penalties Review Group: report

    Report from the review group commissioned by Scottish Government to examine whether the penalties for wildlife crimes were adequate and a deterrent.