Salmon: To stock or not to stock that is the question?
To help answer this question and to agree procedures a workshop hosted by ASFB & RAFTS was held on 5 May 2010 at the Birnam Institute, near Dunkeld.
The meeting called: "Workshop on salmon stocking in Scotland – current practice & policy" comprised a number of excellent individual presentations which are available on the ASFB website and are extremely interesting!
The jury is still out whether or not stocking is sensible practice but clearly sensible precautions are in place in Scotland.
One thing is for sure, salmon are extremely good at breeding for themselves given the chance!
ASFB = Association of Salmon Fishery Boards.
RAFTS = Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland.