Fisheries Management Planning and Aquaculture

Fishery Management Planning – this project delivers a blend of public and private funding to our network of fishery trusts and participating District Salmon Fishery Boards across Scotland. It requires the formation and delivery of strategic fishery management plans for all species of freshwater fish. The outcomes of these plans ensure that a suite of projects delivering a variety of actions across Scotland will reflect  local management priorities for a wide range of species and the fisheries which rely on them.

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Focusing Atlantic Salmon Management on Populations (FASMOP) – is an ongoing programme of genetic sampling and analysis of Atlantic salmon populations to support local management through the better understanding of in river genetic populations and variation. It brings together various partners – RAFTS, Fisheries Research Services, individual District Salmon Fishery Boards (DSFB) and Fisheries Trusts.  Results to date are already leading to a much deeper understanding of the complexity of salmon stock structures within individual river systems. These findings will help direct more informed management of salmon stocks.

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Aquaculture – this project focuses on the west coast and has a range of objectives, including the development of locational guidance for fish farm sites, co-ordination of local smolt sweep netting , co-ordination of genetic sampling in wild stocks and liaison between wild fish interests and local Area Management Agreement Groups

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