Conserving Scottish wild salmon

| December 19, 2014

Scottish SalmonPLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.

Following a petition last year set up by Ian Gordon which attracted over 20,000 signatures the Scottish Government has now introduced a conservation measure from the 2015 season banning any killing of salmon before 1st April.

However, due to what Ian feels to be a very positive political foundation and the horrendously poor season and continued decline, along with the Salmon and Trout Association [Scotland] they are to petition the Scottish Government once more to have this period extended to 1st July. Although a drastic measure and certainly not the route cause of the underlying decline, we are now in a position where we simply must protect those remaining fish which make it back to our shores.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION.

Closing Date for Online Petition: 26 January 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government

(i) in the interests of salmon conservation, and on a precautionary basis, to request Scottish Ministers to use their powers immediately under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 Act to ensure that no Atlantic salmon are killed in Scotland for a period of five years from 2015 if possible, by 2016 if not – by either nets or rods – before 1st July; and

(ii) in the case of fishing for salmon by coastal netting, to take such steps as are necessary to bring to an end the exploitation of wild salmon by Mixed Stock Fisheries at any time of year, in line with Scotland’s international commitments and obligations.

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