Marine publications: information on Scottish salmon and sea trout statistics

Background information on Marine Scotland's Scottish salmon and sea trout statistics, including publication scheme.

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Information on official statistics

The salmon and sea trout fishery statistics are published by Scottish Government in accordance with the code of practice for official statistics. Please visit About Statistics in Scotland for more information, and to download the Code of Practice for Publishing Official Statistics.

Publication scheme

Fishery statistics for a given season are published in the following April. Historical data will be updated each April with the publication of the following year’s data. The exact date is pre-announced at least one month before publication and future publication dates may be found by checking for updates on the Forthcoming Publications page.

Reported fishery data (catch and net effort) from 1952 to the most recently published fishing season is available on the Marine Scotland's data website.

Topic sheets provide summaries of the fishery statistics for both salmon and sea trout and how they are collected. These data are presented together with a commentary which places the reports in the context of the time series of information, which has been collected since 1952.

Our records are amended when further information becomes available and updated annually in April when the statistics for the most recent fishing season are published.


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