Independent. Science-led. Action driven.
Wild fish need protection and healthy habitats. We are the UK's only independent charity campaigning nationally to restore nature's hatchery.
Our vision at Salmon & Trout Conservation is a sustainable water environment which supports an abundance of wild fish.
Why does this matter? And how do we use science and lobbying to protect salmon & trout? Find out more about the problems we are researching and the actions we are taking for the UK's wild fish.
We have been defending salmon & trout in the UK since 1903, but our campaigns have never been more urgent or so important.
We have evolved over 115 years into a leading conservation charity - the only one in the UK campaigning specifically for wild fish. Find out more about our heritage, our beliefs, who we work with, and how we operate.
We are independent and receive no government money. Without generous supporters we would not exist.
There are a range of ways individuals and businesses can get involved in the on-going protection of the UK's wild fish. Find out more about why we need your support more than ever and the many ways you can help.
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We fight for healthy ecosystems & fish protection
Protection during their migration
Open-net pen salmon farming is devastating wild fish stocks and harming the environment in Scotland.
Sea lice, disease and many more issues plague salmon farming. We have secured TWO parliamentary inquiries and continue to push for much needed legislative change.
Water quality & quantity
Only 14% of rivers in England have 'good' ecological status, with water quality and quantity declining rapidly.
We lead the fight to protect wild fish habitats from the many threats they face; including sewage, agricultural pollution, micro-plastics, abstraction and, sadly, much more.
Pinpointing the pressures
Currently, the ideal conditions to maximise 'nature's nursery' of salmon and trout are not being met in our rivers.
SmartRivers employs volunteers to sample & analyse invertebrates to species-level, to diagnose water quality pressures stressing juvenile wild salmon & trout.
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.