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Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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28. Mr. Colvin asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to seek to increase the level of salmon stocks in Scotland's rivers and waterways.

The enhancement of salmon stocks in Scotland is a matter for district salmon fishery boards. My Department's marine and freshwater fisheries laboratories are currently involved in research into the methods by which stocks may be enhanced and the results of this work are made available to district salmon fishery boards, on request.The recently established salmon advisory committee has also been asked to examine and advise Ministers on matters relating to the conservation and development of salmon fisheries.