News

Scottish Ministers ordered to disclose names of Scotland’s ‘liciest’ salmon farms to Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland

18th September 2017
The Scottish Information Commissioner has this week published a formal Decision that Scottish Ministers unlawfully tried to withhold information naming fish farms that had breached Scottish Government trigger levels for the numbers of adult female sea lice on farmed salmon. […] Read More

Mounting evidence of need to modernise salmon farming – collapse of salmon run in South-West Highlands

8th August 2017
This year’s run of salmon in the most closely monitored river in Argyll is on course to be the lowest on record. The salmon count on the River Awe has hit an all-time low after 30 weeks of the season. […] Read More

Growth of the Riverfly census to help tackle pollution in Welsh rivers

1st August 2017
An increase in the pollution of rivers in Wales has led to the launch of a three-year scientific monitoring programme by Salmon & Trout Conservation to find out exactly how Welsh rivers are doing health wise. This study is an […] Read More

Vitacress and Salmon & Trout Conservation Join Forces on Water Quality

18th July 2017
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) and Vitacress have joined forces to help reduce phosphate outputs from the watercress industry. In-river phosphate and invertebrate sampling commissioned by us on the River Itchen, a Special Area of Conservation, has indicated the river […] Read More

S&TC’s Campaign and Petition leads to Parliamentary Inquiry into Scottish salmon farming 

23rd June 2017
A formal Petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming […] Read More