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We use science to drive changes to water policy; improving the condition of our rivers and supporting 'nature's hatchery' of wild fish.

We turn evidence into action through our three core projects

Learn more about SmartRivers, Salmon Farm Reform and Water Action.

We have been defending wild fish for over 100 years

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High-frequency phosphorus monitoring for water quality management

25 February 2020
Using high-frequency phosphorus monitoring for water quality management: a case study of the upper River Itchen, UK Gary R. Fones & Adil Bakir & Janina Gray & Lauren Mattingley & Nick Measham & Paul Knight & Michael J. Bowes & Richard Greenwood & Graham A. Mills Abstract Increased concentrations of phosphorus (P) in riverine systems lead […]

S&TC Response: Sea trout netting season. Yorkshire and the North East

24 February 2020
S&TC Response: Length of the netting season for sea trout in Yorkshire and the North East Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) does not believe that any coastal mixed stock fishery (MSF) netting for sea trout should take place.  We consider that the Environment Agency (EA) made the correct decision in closing the MSF for salmon on […]

Scottish Ministers’ lamentable failure to regulate salmon farming

21 February 2020
Scottish Ministers’ lamentable failure to regulate salmon farming to protect wild fish continues, while industry’s relentless expansion gathers pace  Almost two years after first Parliamentary report said  “the status quo is not an option”, S&TCS, other NGOs and Scottish community groups warn that their next step is to call and campaign for a boycott of Scottish farmed […]

Bakkavör plc must now end pollution of Upper Itchen

17 February 2020
Bakkavör plc must now end pollution of Upper Itchen “Continued pollution unnecessary and unacceptable.”  NEWS RELEASE 13 Feb 2020 Sustained pressure from S&TC has resulted in Bakkavör plc finding a solution that should effectively end their pollution of the Upper Itchen, but twenty months after S&TC first complained to the EA we are still waiting […]

Sewin and their habitats

10 February 2020
SEWIN AND THEIR HABITATS 10am – 4pm, Monday, March the 30th, 2020 Salmon and Trout Conservation Cymru warmly invite you to their Annual Seminar for 2020 An opportunity to hear the latest developments aimed at stock recovery Lantra, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells A light lunch will be provided. Please advise us should you have […]

In pursuit of Perfection

10 February 2020
“We are honoured by Hardy’s support for our conservation efforts. Together we share a vision for abundant wild fish stocks, flourishing biodiversity and rivers free of pollution.” Paul Knight, CEO, Salmon & Trout Conservation To celebrate the coming wild trout season S&TC is delighted to announce a very special limited release of Hardy Perfect fly […]

Challenges & Choices Consultation 2020

03 February 2020
Water Challenges and Choices Consultation 2020 Make your voice heard: http://bit.ly/challenges_choices_2020 CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENTS 24th April 2020 Are you currently watching the river you care about deteriorate and wild fish stocks decline? Concerned with how water is used in the England? Is there a fair balance between nature and industry? What changes do you […]

Don Catchment Rivers Trust wins Prix Charles Ritz Award 2019

09 January 2020
Salmon & Trout Conservation and The International Fario Club are delighted to announce the Don Catchment Rivers Trust as recipients of the Prix Charles Ritz Award for England and Wales 2019 The Prix Charles Ritz award celebrates and rewards those who champion work to develop and improve rivers. Specifically, the award is granted to initiatives […]

Can a “feed the world” mantra justify trashing our marine environment?

09 December 2019
“The suggestion that salmon farming is somehow justifiable in order to feed the world simply will not wash.” Andrew Graham-Stewart, Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland I have been cursing Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary in Scotland for the Rural Economy, of late. Of course, it is nothing personal. I will explain. On November 6 I […]

Dr Cyril Bennett MBE becomes S&TC’s latest honorary life member

09 December 2019
We are proud to award Cyril Bennett an honorary life membership of S&TC for his massive contribution to protecting river ecology in general and to the Riverfly Census and SmartRivers in particular. He has been a fly fisherman for 60 years which has stimulated his keen interest in riverfly identification and aquatic ecology. Cyril is […]

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