Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk

Closed 9 Oct 2017

Opened 23 Aug 2017

Feedback expected 31 Jan 2018

Results Updated 9 Mar 2018

Please use the link below to access our summary of the responses to our initial consultation on Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk.

Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to this consultation.


Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


This consultation is seeking your views on the possible options that have been developed to reduce the exploitation of salmon by the fisheries in England and the Border Esk that target them. It forms part of the commitment to restore salmon stocks in England that is made by the Salmon Five Point Approach.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to seek your views so that we can understand the impacts and benefits, as you consider them, of the possible options that are presented here. We also would like to hear any suggestions that you have to assist in reducing the exploitation of salmon by English and Border Esk salmon fisheries.

We estimate that it will take you between 30 - 60 mins to complete this consultation. If you choose to provide us with detailed responses then please allow longer than this.

If you provide us with your email address in the "Your Details" section you can save your progress with the consultation and return to complete it at another time.

What Happens Next

Our consultation on “Managing salmon fisheries in England and on the Border Esk” has now closed. We have received over 1000 responses to the consultation and we would like to thank all those who took the time to respond.

We will now be analysing these responses and using them to help develop a preferred set of options for the further reducing the exploitation of salmon by net and rod fisheries. Our response to the consultation will be published by the 31 January 2018 and it will be made available on this web page.

Thank you for your interest in this consultation, please use the contact details on this page if you would like to get in touch with us.


  • Net fishing license holders
  • River based salmon angling owners/fishing clubs/organisations
  • Individual migratory salmonid licence holders
  • Business that buy salmon/supported by salmon net and rod fishing
  • Angling trade contacts
  • National based fishery, conservation and landowner organisations
  • Government family organisations


  • Business and industry
  • Fishing and boating
  • Habitats and wildlife
  • Environmental permitting