Conservation of Salmon-assessment for the 2021 season

Conservation of salmon – Assessment for the 2021 fishing season

I am writing to let you know that the Scottish Ministers propose to continue to regulate the killing of salmon in Scotland, including the prohibition on retaining any salmon caught in coastal waters, by means of conservation regulations made under section 38 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Marine Scotland has undertaken an assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland for the 2021 fishing season. The outcome of that assessment, including proposed gradings for rivers and assessment groups in 2021, is available on the Marine Scotland website at

Ministers are required, under the terms of section 38 and schedule 1 of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003, to publish notice of the proposals allowing a minimum 28 day period for representations or objections to be made. Notice is hereby given that the consultation will be advertised and commence on Thursday 27 August 2020.

Representations or objections in respect of proposals should be submitted no later than Friday 25 September 2020 using the contact details below. 


Or by post to:            Marine Scotland

Salmon and Recreational Fisheries Team

Area 1B North

Victoria Quay