8th September 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands announced over £500,000 in funding to support the protection and recovery of wild salmon.
7th September 2023 by Marine Directorate Communications
The Scottish Government is working with Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS), NatureScot and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to co-ordinate a monitoring programme for pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), an invasive non-native species present in Scotland’s rivers. Data collected from this monitoring will guide the appropriate management response.
16th August 2023 by Marine Scotland Communications
Every year scientists from the Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government assess the status of 173 Scottish salmon stocks using information collected from river fisheries and automatic fish counters combined with environmental information, such as water flow.
20th May 2022 by Marine Directorate Communications
Invasive non-native species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced by humans, either deliberately or accidentally, from an area outside of their native range.
16th September 2021 by MS Communications
River temperature is a critical control on Atlantic salmon populations which are adapted to live in relatively cool water.
19th July 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
The distribution and migration routes of Atlantic salmon from different countries has been explored in a new study aimed at understanding the species’ decline.
15th April 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Continuing progress to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Scotland, coupled with the roll-out of the vaccine programme and other measures, means that there has been further easing of the restrictions from Friday 16 April, with a move to Level 3 across Scotland from 26 April. Angling is now permissible for groups of up to 6 people from 6 separate households. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.
12th March 2021 by Marine Scotland Communications
Updated guidance has been published for anglers to understand what the new Coronavirus restrictions mean for them.
24th November 2020 by Marine Directorate Communications
With the Nature of Scotland awards taking place tomorrow we’re excited for all the nominees that have been shortlisted, but especially so for our colleagues!
29th September 2020 by Marine Scotland Communications
A number of surveys have been launched to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Scotland’s marine sectors.