Healthy Habitats

Protecting and improving water quality & quantity

For nature's hatchery to succeed, salmon and trout need pollution-free water, and plenty of it.

Wild fish numbers are declining and our rivers are suffering

As of 2018, only 14% of rivers have 'good' ecological status. Our research is showing that rivers are struggling with excess nutrients, sediment and other pollutants, preventing them from producing healthy wild salmon and trout.

We cannot control salmon & trout, but we can control the stresses they are being exposed to

We use scientific research and hard data to build an understanding of the key threats to water quality and quantity which our wild fish are encountering.

We use this evidence to deliver much needed change.

We are improving water quality through local case studies on the following threats:

Turning science into action to protect wild fish

Sound scientific evidence is key to action

We underpin our work with water quality and invertebrate analysis by independent scientists, academics and professional entomologists.

1. We collect sound scientific data from local case studies....

2. This data paints a true picture of the health of rivers and the problems fish face...

3. We use this evidence to take calculated action and protect wild fish.

We are fact-led and fight for healthy habitats in a case-study manner, pulling on research from...

We use this scientific evidence to support the necessary actions to protect wild fish and water – often using case studies to drive local and national policy change. This has led to improved water quality targets and better protection for our rivers.

Latest Water Quality News

Vitacress and Salmon & Trout Conservation Join Forces on Water Quality

18/07/2017
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) and Vitacress have joined forces to help reduce phosphate outputs from the watercress industry. In-river […] Read More

Turning words into action for the Itchen

11/05/2017
We have recently joined forces with academics, anglers, fisheries scientists, conservation organisations and the Environment Agency to discuss the crucial […] Read More

S&TC Cymru urge Government to understand, value and act for rivers in Wales

03/05/2017
The fundamental message from our seminar in Builth Wells was that agricultural pollution of Welsh rivers and streams has reached […] Read More

Wild fish of Wales – Threats and Opportunities

10/04/2017
The recent spate of major pollution incidents in Wales and the resulting poor condition of rivers and streams in the […] Read More

Freshwater environments threatened by farmyard slurry

07/04/2017
Fisheries charity Salmon & Trout Conservation Cymru have reacted with dismay at yet another major river pollution incident in Wales, […] Read More

How can we deal with silent but potentially deadly river invaders?

27/03/2017
Our rivers and chalkstreams are under threat like never before and we are in grave danger of failing to react […] Read More

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