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Richard Lochhead (Scottish National Party)
Government collects data on the number of salmon caught throughout Scotland. This broad scale information is supplemented with in depth information on the salmon numbers from monitored sites on the North Esk and two tributaries of the Aberdeenshire Dee. In addition numbers of juvenile salmon are regularly monitored at a number of sites throughout Scotland.
In addition to this general overview of wild salmon numbers much of the detailed work on local numbers, including in the Lochaber and South Argyll areas, is undertaken by the Fishery Trusts which receive financial support from the government’s strategic partnership with the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland and its member trusts in support of modern fisheries management.