18th July 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of salmon stocks in English rivers.

Mr Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Defra undertakes annual assessments of salmon and sea trout stocks for England and Wales. These assessments are conducted by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

The annual assessments, including the most recent for 2018, are published on GOV.UK. Which can be accessed via the following link:




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