Scottish wild salmon strategy

Sets out the vision, objectives and priority themes to ensure the protection and recovery of Scottish Atlantic wild salmon populations.

2. A vision for Scotland’s wild Atlantic salmon


Scotland’s wild Atlantic salmon populations are flourishing and an example of natures recovery. We will achieve this through the application of best-practice science and management.


  • Scotland’s rivers have healthy, self-sustaining populations of wild Atlantic salmon that achieve good conservation status.
  • Wild salmon management is evidence-based and underpinned by integrated data gathering, research and dissemination.
  • The environmental and socio-economic benefits arising from healthy wild Atlantic salmon populations are identified and maximised through partnerships between the public, private and charitable sectors.



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