Scottish salmon and sea trout fishery statistics 2023

Summary of the salmon and sea trout fishery catch statistics updated for the 2023 season.

Salmon Catch by Fishing Method

In 2023, 98% of the total annual reported catch, including released and retained fish, was accounted for by the rod fisheries. Net and coble and fixed engine fisheries each comprised approximately 1%. Rod fisheries accounted for 82% of the retained catch, compared to 17% for net and coble fisheries, and 1% for fixed engine fisheries.

Data source: 2023 Scottish salmon and sea trout statistics, Supplementary Tables, Table 5, from the Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate.



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