Consultation and application of conservation limits on salmon

Details on the changes to grading of rivers following the assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland for the 2020 fishing season.

Conservation of salmon – Assessment and river gradings for the 2020 season

Assessment for the 2020 season

Assessment for the 2020 season - River Gradings

Guides to Conservation Regulation Methods and Conservation Status - Statutory 28 Day consultation - August 2019

Summary of conservation regulation methods

Transportation of egg requirements

Estimating abundance of adult salmon

The application of conservation limits for Atlantic salmon by region

Clyde Coast

East region

Moray Firth

North East region

North region

North West Cape Wrath to Kyle of Lochalsh

North West Kyle of Lochalsh to Ardnamurchan

Outer Hebrides


Solway region

West region

Carcass tagging

Review of Carcass Tagging Scheme

Carcass tagging guidance notes

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