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

S&TC Cymru: Snapshot survey of the middle Tywi (Towy)

S&TC Cymru has reacted to growing concerns surrounding the prolific algal growth witnessed on the Tywi over recent weeks by conducting a snapshot survey of […]
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Riverfly Census: Whitewater Sampling

Whitewater River Although 2017 was the last year for the 12 Riverfly Census core rivers, we continue to work our way through the rivers added later on (as well as assess and write up the data so far). One such river (Whitewater, a tributary of the Blackwater River) recently led us to work closely with […]
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post brexit green watchdog

Our View: Post-Brexit Green Watchdog is not good enough

Alas, it seems as though our fears for environmental regulation once we lave the EU – based on a post Brexit Green Watchdog – are being realised.   The much-heralded independent statutory environmental body to take the place of the EU’s DG Environment when we leave Europe will not have any real power, even though The […]
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NASF ASF agreement

NASF &ASF sign 12-year salmon agreement with Greenland fishermen

NASF & ASF Agreement The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) have signed new agreements with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands that will protect thousands of adult wild Atlantic salmon from commercial nets and longlines, allowing them to return to North American and European rivers. We welcome […]
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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