Thirteen biosecurity plans have now been finalised after consultation::
- Argyll Fisheries Trust
- Ayrshire Rivers Trusts
- Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust
- River Dee Trust
- Deveron, Bogie and Isla Fisheries Trust
- Esks Rivers and Fisheries Trust
- Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust
- Lochaber Fisheries Trust
- Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust
- Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust
- River Spey Foundation
- West Sutherland Fisheries Trust
- Wester Ross Fisheries Trust
These plans present local actions for the selected Invasive Non Native Species that implement the key elements of the two key UK and Scottish Government policies and strategies relevant to non native species.
- The Species Action Framework developed by Scottish Natural Heritage sets out a strategic approach to species management in Scotland. The species action list includes six non native invasive species, all of which affect river systems. Actions include control of established populations and efforts to modify human behaviour that causes their spread.
- The GB Invasive Non Native Species Framework Strategyhas three strategic elements:
- Early detection, monitoring and rapid response
- Control, mitigation and eradication.
In addition to being vital links between the above Government led policy and strategy and local actions, the Biosecurity Plans also reflect the provisions and requirements of other relevant existing plans by being recognised by, and contributing to the relevant:
- Trust Fisheries Management Plan,
- Water Framework Directive River Basin and Area Management Plans,
- Conservation objectives of Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas, and targets for Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Click here to download Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy), and
- Catchment Management Plan(s) and
- Local Biodiversity Action Plan(s).