Licencing should extend to all activities impacting on wild Salmon stocks, direct and indirect

Licencing should be extended beyond anglers and netting operations to any/all activties, which while not directly targeting Salmon, could be reasonably assumed under the Precationary Principle to have a significant impact on the productivity of a river system and fall within regulatory jusridiction of Scot Gov.

For example significant Aquaculuture operations in migratory routes of wild Salmon.

Why the contribution is important

In order for the Kill licence to have any credibility, and therefore acceptance and adherance, as a tool for managing wild Salmon stocks, it must include all signifncant factors affecting wild Salmon stocks which can be reasonably controlled by bodies within the Scottish Government.  

Activities that should fall within the licencing system would be reccomended by local FMOs and verified by an independent science led panel.

by csmith on July 23, 2015 at 06:17PM

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  • Posted by par2164 July 24, 2015 at 09:42

    This is a clever way to get round the Scottish Governments refusal to include aquaculture in the Wild Salmon Fisheries Review. Therefore it will never happen.
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