Fishery Management Scotland's policy is that there is a general presumption against stocking of salmon for fishery enhancement purposes. A comprehensive body of scientific evidence, both national and international, confirms that enhancement stocking is largely ineffective and potentially harmful. Alternative strategies such as stock conservation and habitat enhancement are likely to provide more effective, cost-efficient and sustainable solutions.”
Mitigation & Restoration stocking
Whilst not currently operational the Board continues to maintain its hatchery. This strategy will be monitored closely by the Board to ensure that resources are utilised sustainably, and in the event that mitigation or restoration stocking is an agreed option then the Board would be in a position to act.