The freshwater fisheries activities of the Scottish Government are the responsibility of the Marine Scotland Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (FFL), Pitlochry, on the shores of Loch Faskally in Perthshire.The principal task of the FFL is to provide scientific advice to the Scottish Government on all aspects of the Scottish fisheries for migratory and fresh water species. Work on salmon and sea trout forms the bulk of the research programme, because of the high value of these species and their heavy requirements for stock management advice.
Scientific advice to the Scottish Government and others with fishery and environmental management responsibilities in Scotland.
- Fisheries and environmental science. - Dynammic of exploited migratory salmonid populations, ecology of Atlantic salmon at sea. - Facilities & Equipment - Analytical, experiment fisheries and monitored river facilities backed by up-to-date computer and modelling expertise.