Eleven rivers feed into the Moray Firth, including some of the most famous salmon rivers in Scotland. The River Spey has been designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) as it supports one of the largest salmon populations in Scotland.
Some key species, like the salmon and sea trout, live in both river and sea. The freshwater that flows into the Firth contributes to its fertility and also its pollution, so the management of the river catchments is as important for the Firth as are those of the shore and sea.
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