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Salmon And Sea Trout Catch Value

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is their estimate of the economic effect of further falls in rod-caught wild salmon and sea trout on the rural economy of the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. [HL3013]

The Scottish Salmon Strategy Task Force report contains estimates of the value of salmon/sea trout angling in various parts of Scotland but recognised that figures were not available for sea trout on the west coast. We understand that the Salmon and Trout Association has commissioned a study on the matter and look forward to seeing the results.