Our vision: Keep our waters wild

Our vision at Salmon & Trout Conservation is a sustainable water environment that supports an abundance of fish and other wildlife - for this and future generations to enjoy. We aim to inspire, inform, involve and influence everyone who can take action to safeguard our freshwater and marine environments.

We rely on your support to protect wild fish and the places they live

By donating or joining as a member you will be making a huge contribution to the fight to protect the UK's waters and ensure a sustainable future for wild fish.

Our campaigns

Here at Salmon & Trout Conservation fact-based campaigns are our core. We work hard to keep UK waters wild without the use of public money; all our success is a product of your passion and support.

Salmon Farm Reform

Salmon Farming

A sustainable future for wild fish

We see a future where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive. Together we can work towards a shift to closed containment farming to make the industry sustainable and keep the natural environment safe.


Living Rivers

Reviving our watery places

Rivers are more than just water - they are homes for wildlife. With your help we can lead the fight to keep them clean and give our fish, birds and mammals a safe and flourishing place to live.


Riverfly Census

A benchmark for river life

Water insects are the foundation for life in our rivers and streams. We are unlocking their potential as indicators of river health to help you understand what’s really happening under the surface and better protect our fish and water life.

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our Latest News

Salmon & trout conservation has a new HQ

Salmon & Trout Conservation has a new HQ and welcomes new staff

16th May 2018
Salmon & Trout Conservation has a new HQ S&TC are celebrating a new chapter in their esteemed history this month, ushering in a bright future with the addition […]
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Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

SSPO ignores many requirements set out by Parliamentary Committee

3rd May 2018
Salmon farming industry’s selective release of individual farm sea lice data falls far short of what is required Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) is dismayed that this week’s publication by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) of sea lice data for January, on an individual farm basis (see http://scottishsalmon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lice-averages-Jan-2018.pdf), falls far short of […]
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Demand for immediate moratorium on salmon farm expansion

26th April 2018
Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) is today leading a call for an immediate moratorium on any new open cage marine salmon farms in Scotland or any expansion of existing sites. The call is supported by a wide cross section of 27 environmental NGOs and other bodies, demanding that: Until the current failings in […]
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Welsh charities join forces for World Fish Migration Day

16th April 2018
This Saturday we will be helping to celebrate the third World Fish Migration day. There will be a number of fascinating events and activities in Wales for people to enjoy and learn more about the life-cycle of migratory fish species. This global initiative aims to highlight the importance of conserving migratory fish species and aquatic […]
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2018 is shaping up to be a great year for the future of UK waters and it's residents! We are gearing up for some significant events that have stemmed from our campaigns

The first ever Parliamentary Inquiry into the effects of salmon farming on our wild fish


The climax of the UK's national Riverfly Census, intelligent flylife monitoring that reveals the real story under the surface of UK rivers