News

2016-10-31

Stupendous charity auction result is a boost for wild fish and rivers

Salmon & Trout Conservation UK is delighted to report that its recent online, live and silent auctions, which culminated in a spectacular dinner at Fishmongers Hall in London, raised more than £100,000.

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2016-10-31

Leading Scotland newspaper endorses S&TC(S) campaign

"The Herald", one of Scotland's leading daily newspapers, made our report on the devastation caused by the Amoebic Gill Disease outbreak at Marine Harvest salmon farms headline news.

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2016-10-28

Virulent disease at Marine Harvest salmon farms raises concerns over potential impacts on wild fish

Integrity of Special Area of Conservation for wild salmon on Harris under threat. Other important wild fisheries also at risk.

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2016-10-24

Norfolk farmers form a cluster to protect the River Wensum

A group of sixteen farmers and their advisers gathered together last week with Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK) and FWAG (Norfolk) to discuss the shocking results of the recent Riverfly Census that was carried out by S&TC UK on rivers across the country including the Wensum.

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2016-10-19

"Deadweight costs" hamper agriculture, says report

The Institute of Economic Affairs has recently reported that Brussels has fallen victim to environmentalists’ lobbying and introduced unnecessary regulation for agriculture which has had little benefit for consumers and has ‘created deadweight costs’ through bureaucracy.

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2016-10-07

Angling and Fisheries organisations call on Ministers not to throw out the environmental baby in the Brexit bathwater.

The UK’s major angling and fisheries conservation groups have today published a joint paper setting out their concerns over any moves to water down EU environmental legislation and urging the government to seize opportunities for reform of policies regarding farm subsidies and fisheries management in the wake of the Brexit vote earlier this year.

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2016-09-16

River invertebrates could hold the key to abysmal state of rivers in Wales

Leading fisheries charity, Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK) has brought forward its programme of river invertebrate monitoring on three rivers in Wales to support efforts by Natural Resource Wales, who are investigating the unprecedented threats facing rivers and salmon stocks in Wales.

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2016-09-16

State of Nature 2016: Disappearing riverflies…

The recently published State of Nature 2016 report records the decline in species as habitat degrades across the UK. Salmon & Trout Conservation UK’s Riverfly Census reinforces the State of Nature’s sombre message in exposing the continuing fall in aquatic invertebrate species as our rivers’ water quality declines.

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2016-09-01

'Citizen science’ on the Lark is saving a precious river species

Two intrepid anglers, who, over the past decade have been battling against all odds to restore the once prized River Lark in Suffolk are doing just this in an effort to add the final pieces to a long and arduous journey of recovery.

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2016-08-01

Check Clean Dry Summer 2016 – Don’t bring back invasive species and diseases from abroad

In recent years the rate of new introductions of invasive freshwater species to Britain has increased dramatically

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