The Scottish Government has announced funding of £500,000 to support wild salmon stock
The Scottish Government has announced funding of £500,000 to support two projects – the National Adult Sampling Plan which provides crucial data on wild salmon stock and the development of a standardised fisheries management plan template which can be used by all the fisheries management areas in Scotland. The Scottish Government news release can be viewed here.
Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announced the funding as part of a speech to international delegates and Scottish stakeholders at the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) annual reception.
It follows the publication of the Scottish Government’s Wild Salmon Strategy which aims to bring the wild salmon population in Scotland back from crisis point.
RTC’s Jamie Stewart said: “We welcome this funding which will support efforts to protect and restore salmon populations on Tweed and across Scotland. The information arising from the adult sampling programme will feed directly into stock assessments which inform Scottish salmon conservation regulations.