The Scottish Wild Salmon Strategy
The River Tweed Commission have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Wild Salmon Strategy. The strategy was informed by an advisory group and sets out five priority themes for action to address the pressures which our wild Atlantic salmon face. The strategy recognises the urgency of the situation and the need for Scottish Government, Agencies, the charity and private sectors to work together and coordinate action to prioritise the protection and recovery of Scotland’s wild Atlantic salmon populations.
RTC Clerk Jamie Stewart said, “the River Tweed Commission and Tweed Foundation have been working for many years to raise awareness of the issues that face our wild salmon within the Tweed catchment and we welcome the recognition of these issues at a national scale. While our recent Summer run has been encouraging, concerns remain about the vulnerability of our Spring and Autumn run. It is now crucial that the Scottish Government enact the outlined priority themes for action proposals within the Wild Salmon strategy without delay. We are committed to working with the Scottish Government and stakeholders and look forward to contributing to the development of an implementation plan.
The strategy can be viewed on the Scottish Government website.