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We are the UK voice for wild fish and where they live

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 achieve this through three flagship campaigns:

 

Salmon Farm Reform

Salmon Farm Reform

#SalmonFarmReform

We see a future where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive, where the industry is sustainable and the natural environment safe.

Living Rivers

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#LivingRivers

We lead the fight to protect our watery places from the onslaught of threats they face, keeping our wild fish and other creatures safe.

Riverfly Census

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#RiverflyCensus

We survey riverfly insects nationwide to understand what’s really happening, using the data to campaign for better protection of our wild fish.

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 Latest News

Agricultural Bill: Is a ‘Green Brexit’ possible?

20 Sep 2018
agricultural bill
The first major Agriculture Bill for over 70 years has now been published, promising a cleaner, greener and healthier environment post Brexit Currently farmers receive €4 billion in subsides each year, which is divided up related to the total amount of land farmed. For current subsidies farmers do not need to ‘do’ anything. The new […]
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Loch Roag Sea Lice: SSPO Defence Falls Flat

19 Sep 2018
Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice
Mea culpa……mea what? On September 3 we issued a news release detailing the deaths, in the Blackwater River (Isle of Lewis), of a substantial proportion of this Hebridean system’s wild adult salmon run.   The tip of the iceberg The corpses removed from the tidal Sea pool were likely just the tip of the iceberg […]
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River Itchen pollution: Alresford Salads trial chlorine-free cleaning products

13 Sep 2018
Is the end of chlorine-based cleaning products at Alresford salad washing plant finally in sight? Finally, it appears Alresford salad washing plant is planning to stop using chlorine-based cleaning products. This would mean that there would no longer be any products used to wash the site’s equipment that could react to form chloramines, which are […]
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High resolution monitoring is essential for river conservation

07 Sep 2018
high resolution monitoring
This is a re-posting of an original article from Environmental Technology   High Resolution Monitoring on the Itchen Working on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC), researchers from the University of Portsmouth have been investigating nutrient concentrations in the Upper River Itchen, in Hampshire, UK, to better understand where phosphorus is coming from and […]
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Riverfly Census uncovers rare mayfly species: Brown May Dun

06 Sep 2018
brown may dun
The Brown May Dun (Heptagenia fuscorgrisea) As a result of our species level monitoring of riverfly life as part of our groundbreaking Riverfly Census, the highly elusive brown may dun Heptagenia fuscogrisea has recently been discovered in both the Usk (at Great Hadwick) and the Ribble (at Long Pool). Significant Discovery The rare brown may dun has a […]
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Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice

03 Sep 2018
Wild Adult Salmon Run Decimated By Sea Lice
Important Hebridean adult wild salmon run decimated by parasites as sea lice numbers on local salmon farms rise and dead farmed fish are taken ashore for burial Underwater video and photos show graphic evidence of wild salmon covered in parasites Above: A dead wild adult Blackwater salmon, fatally wounded after its skin has been stripped […]
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Plastic Rivers

31 Aug 2018
plastic rivers
Plastic Rivers: An overlooked but essential element of the global plastic problem We are all familiar with the shocking plastic-related headlines and imagery that has filled our media channels over the past year: sea turtles with straws up their noses, the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ and fears about plastics in our seafood. But our plastic […]
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The curious case of the great salmon escape that wasn’t…

20 Aug 2018
salmon escape
  Scottish Ministers again failing to comply with FOI law over mysterious 2016 salmon farm escape of 300,000 fish that company now says never happened…. The reporting of the disappearance of 300,000 farmed salmon in 2016, understood at the time to be the industry’s biggest escape in many years, raises serious questions about the oversight […]
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S&TCS FOI Requests: Scottish Government still not responding lawfully

16 Aug 2018
S&TCS FOI Requests
S&TCS FOI Requests The Scottish Information Commissioner has issued yet another decision [1] against Scottish Ministers for their failure to comply with freedom of information law. This is now added to seven other decisions obtained in the last 15 months by S&TCS to do with requests for information about salmon farms.   Eight decisions from the […]
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