2016 Salmon Conservation Limits

Outer Hebrides Conservation Limits

All salmon caught in 2016 must be released as new conservation messeaures by the scottish government. This is for one year and will be revised again at the end of 2016’s season.

WIDSFB wishes to update all anglers fishing in the Oter Hebride during 2016 of the governments conservation limints. The whole of the Outer Hebrides with the execption of Borve Lodhe Estate, Obbe Fishery, North Harris SAC and Langavat SAC will fall under sategory 3. Category 3 is dinfed as below:

Grade 3 less than 60% means probability of CL being met in the last 5 years – Expoitation is unsustainable and mandatory catcha nd release (all methods) for 1 year will be required. Management action is necessary to reduce exploitation and production of conservation plan is required in consultation with Marine Scotland.

The Conservation measures come into effect from April 1st following on the from national statutort spring salmon regulations. Any anglers who catch a salmon should follow the advise for safely releasing the fish.

Any person fishing who does not obey the new mandatory catch and release and retains a salmon will be reported to Salmon and Recreational Fisheries Departement, Anybody who wishes to report any suspicion regarding illegally retaining salmon should call 01312 719 700.

South Uist Estate would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.