A Highland MSP has received Scottish Government backing for his call to phase out the commercial use of peat for horticulture.
Environment Minister Aileen McLeod
Catches of wild salmon continue to fall with last year seeing the second lowest numbers since records began in 1952.
Last year saw one of the worst every poisoning cases of birds of prey, according to Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod.
A Highland and Islands MSP has warned that a failure to protect freshwater pearly mussels could land the Scottish Government in the European Court of Justice.
Scottish ghillies have backed a proposal to ban the killing of wild salmon except under licence claiming it will create a "level playing field".