Licence to kill

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Scottish Sporting Gazette

The Salmon & Trout Association Scotland has welcomed Scottish Government's announcement that it will consult imminently on the introduction of a ban on the killing of wild salmon except under licence in order to ensure that any killing of salmon is sustainable.

Chairman Hugh Campbell Adamson said: ?We warmly welcome this bold move by Scottish Government. This announcement signals an acknowledgment and confirmation that our wild salmon stocks are under considerable pressure and that they need as much protection as possible from indiscriminate killing.

?If this proposal is adopted and a licensing system is introduced in 2016, it will go a very considerable way towards ensuring that Scotland honours its international conservation obligations, particularly under the NASCO treaty.?

For the Scottish Government's announcement, CLICK HERE.

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