Fisheries Management

Freshwater fisheries in the Cromarty Firth region are managed by the combined activities of the Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust.  

The Board is a statutory body with particular responsibility for salmon and sea trout and fishery protection both in rivers and coastal waters.

The Trust is a charitable body which supports a programme of research and management and has a remit for all native fish species.

Many years of research including detailed habitat surveys and electro-fishing surveys are at present being used to produce a Fishery Management Plan for the region which will guide future management.  These management activities will include; habitat management, management of the exploitation of fish stocks, maintenance of access for migratory fish, targeted stocking operations where appropriate, research and monitoring of the status of all fish species.

river alness salmon fishing, novar salmon hatchery

Novar Hatchery

For more information the Board and Trust can be contacted by email:

There is also a Cromarty Firth Fisheries website within the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland website.


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