Views wanted on plans to protect our wild salmon

Fishing on The Tweed, Leaderfoot, Scottish Borders.
Fishing on The Tweed, Leaderfoot, Scottish Borders.

Anglers and other stakeholders have until the end of the month to share their views on prospective conservation schemes to protect wild salmon.

Scottish Ministers are inviting views on conservation measures which would seek to ban the killing of wild salmon except under licence along with an accompanying carcass tagging scheme to ensure compliance.

A public consultation on statutory conservation measures is due to end on April 30.

The consultation seeks views on the proposed ban on the killing of wild salmon except under licence along with an accompanying carcass tagging scheme to ensure compliance.

Salmon fishing on the Tweed remains an important part of the Scottish Borders economy, generating millions in income and supporting over 500 jobs across the region.