Part of Salmo peristericus’s range is encompassed by a National Park, and angling in the region is regulated according to the National law (1).
A Species Action Plan has been developed for Salmo peristericus to establish the key priorities and actions needed to ensure the conservation of this species. In particular, the Action Plan aims to develop a long-term monitoring scheme to research the health of the remaining populations of Salmo peristericus, as well as health of the streams in which it is found (2).
In addition, the Action Plan aims to identify the most important threats to this species, and to implement a number of measures to mitigate these threats. Included in the recommended measures for the conservation of Salmo peristericus is setting up a wardening and monitoring scheme. This will assess the impact of poaching and angling on this species and raise the awareness of its importance, and should be conducted in association with local partnerships and the community (2).
Regulations for angling, including new local license, bag limits, size limits and catch and release policies have also been proposed to protect the Salmo peristericus population, while new regulations regarding water removal for irrigation and hydropower stations may also be considered (2).
It is also suggested that Salmo peristericus be designated a ‘flagship species’ in the Prespa National Park, as part of a public awareness campaign to raise the profile of this threatened species (2).