LINK welcomes Salmon Interactions Working Group recommendations

04 May 2020

Scottish Environment LINK welcome the recommendations set out in the Salmon Interactions Working Group’s report and commend the group’s members on unanimously agreeing on the proposed actions. It is LINK’s hope that Scottish Ministers follow the advice in the report by adopting all recommendations and moving swiftly to implement them. 

 Dawn Purchase, Vice-Convener of LINK’s Aquaculture Group, said:

“Populations of Atlantic salmon in Scotland are at a historic low and are in great need of meaningful conservation action if these populations are to recover. Scottish Environment LINK members recognise that salmon aquaculture represents one of many pressures on wild salmon and sea trout populations, but believes the recommendations put forward by the Working Group, if adopted, will be a welcome step forward in protecting these wild fish.  

“The report’s recommendations are wide-ranging but it is important that all are taken forward as a package to have the greatest impact on wild salmonid populations. Along with taking the report’s recommendations forward, we would like to see the Scottish Government publish a delivery plan for the agreed actions.”


  1. The Salmon Interactions Working Group report can be found here.
  2. A member of Scottish Environment LINK’s Aquaculture Group was a member of the Working Group.
  3. As part of the inquiry, LINK submitted responses to the Scottish Parliament’s ECCLR and REC Committees, available here and here.
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