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Conserving Wild Salmon

The RTC Welcomed the announcement of over £500,000 Scottish Government investment on a project to gauge the impact of environmental and climate change on Scotland’s iconic wild salmon.

The £550,000 fund, including £150,000 provided by Crown Estate Scotland, supports sampling of juvenile and adult salmon by local Fisheries Trusts and Boards to collect scales and other biological information from fish captured in rivers throughout the country.

The innovative scheme, launched by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon during Climate Week, will use the data to help target interventions to conserve the globally recognised species and increase the numbers and size of wild salmon leaving rivers.

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