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Salmon and freshwater fisheries protection orders

Published: 16 Feb 2017

Scottish Ministers, in accordance with paragraph 10 of Schedule 3 to the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003, hereby list the prescribed areas which are the subject of protection orders under that Act.

Published:
16 Feb 2017
Salmon and freshwater fisheries protection orders
1. Those parts of the catchment area of the Rivers Tweed and Eye lying within Borders, Lothian and Strathclyde Regions and described in the Rivers Tweed and EyeProtection Order 1980 (SI 1980/400) as renewed by the River Tweed and Eye Protection (Renewal) Order 1991 Variation order 1994 (SI 1994/2621).
 
2. Those parts of the catchment areas of the Rivers Spey, Spean and Tummel lying within Highland and Tayside Regions and described in the Upper Spey and Associated Waters Protection Order 1982 (SI 1982/377) as renewed by the Upper Spey and Associated Waters Protection (Renewal) Order 1993 Variation Order 1996 (SI 1996/57).
 
3. The whole of the catchment area of the River Tummel upstream from its confluence with the River Tay at Ballinluig and lying within Tayside, Highland and Strathclyde Regions, but excluding that part of the catchment area of Loch Ericht lying within Highland Region – all as described in the River Tummel Catchment Area Protection Order 1983 (SI 1983/390) as renewed by the River Tummel Catchment Area Protection (Renewal) Order 1991 Variation Order 1994 (SI 1994/2623).
 
4. That part of the catchment area of the River Lunan lying within Tayside Region as described in the River Lunan Catchment Area Protection Order 1983 (SI 1983/391) as renewed by the River Lunan Catchment Area Protection (Renewal) Order 1991 Variation Order 1994 (SI 1994/2622).
 
5. The whole of the catchment area of the River Tay which lies within Tayside and Central Regions upstream of its confluence with, and including the catchment area of, Annaty Burn, but excluding the catchment areas of the Rivers Tummel and Isla – all as described in the River Tay Catchment Area Protection Order 1986 (SI 1986/1590) as renewed by the River Tay Catchment Area Protection (Renewal) Order 1993 Variation Order 1996 (SI 1996/58).
 
6. The whole of the catchment area of the Rivers Annick, Irvine, Gogo Water, Noddsdale Water and certain other waters and part of the catchment area of the River Garnock – lying within Strathclyde Region and described in the West Strathclyde Protection Order 1988 (SI 1988/1516)
 
7. That part of the catchment area of the River Earn lying within Tayside and Central Regions upstream of the Hilton Viaduct as described in the River Earn Catchment Area Protection Order 1990 (SI 1990/50).
 
8. The River Don and its banks, between, in the west, the confluence of the Allt Tuileach and the Meoir Veannaich and, in the east, the Brig of Balgownie, and the River Urie and its banks downstream from the upstream side of Howford Bridge as described in the River Don Catchment Area (Part) Protection Order 1990 (SI 1990/1971).
 9. Loch Awe and associated waters, including the catchment area of Loch Avich lying within Strathclyde Region as described in the Loch Awe and Associated Waters Protection Order 1992 (SI 1992/771).
 
10. That part of the catchment area of Loch Morar, and the River Morar, lying within Highland Region as described in the Loch Morar and River Morar Protection Order 1992 (SI 1992/2316).
 
11. That part of the River Clyde catchment area comprising the main stem of the River Clydeand its banks from the point where it leaves the Daer Reservoir, and is known asDaer Water, downstream to the downstream side of the Bothwell Bridge, as described in the River Clyde Catchment Area (Part) Protection Order 1994 (SI 1994/1949).
 
12. The catchment areas of all rivers entering the sea on the west coast of Scotland from a point immediately to the north of Achriesgill Water in the north to a point immediately to the south of Abhain an Loch Bhig in the south, as described in the North West Sutherland Protection Order 1994 (SI 1994/3302).
 
13. That part of the catchment area of the River Arkaig comprising the River Arkaig and Loch Arkaig, Alt Arcabhi, Loch a Bhlair and Lochan Dubh, as described in the River Arkaig, Loch Arkaig and Associated Waters Protection Order 1995 (SI 1995/2683).
 
14. The catchment area of all rivers entering the sea on the west coast of Scotland between, in the north, a point south of the Unapool Burn and, in the south, a point south of the River Runnie; and all rivers which enter the sea on the east coast of Scotland between, in the north, a point north of River Oykel and, in the south, a point south of the River Oykel, as described in The Assynt – Coigach Area Protection Order 2004 (SSI 2004/260) varied by the Assynt-Coigach Area Protection Variation Order 2006 (SI 2006/488).
 
These Orders were made on the basis of proposals for increased availability of fishing for freshwater fish in the relevant areas. They provide that fishing for or taking freshwater fish in the inland waters in the areas prescribed without legal right or without written permission from a person having such a right, is prohibited.
 

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