S&TC England

S&TC ENGLAND

WE ARE THE VOICE FOR WILD FISH IN ENGLAND

 

The diversity of river systems found in England is incredible. We work to protect these unique places and the wild salmon, trout and other life that depends on them.

We achieve this, with your help, through two of our flagship campaigns:

RIVERFLY CENSUS

A BENCHMARK FOR RIVER LIFE

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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.

LIVING RIVERS

REVIVING OUR WATERY PLACES

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Rivers are homes for wildlife. Yet they are being polluted and abstracted, damaging their ecology.

With your help we can lead the fight to keep them clean and give our fish, birds and mammals a safe, healthy and flourishing place to live.

S&TC ENGLAND NEWS

The SAMARCH Project International Salmonid Coastal and Marine Telemetry Workshop

07/05/2020
The “Blue Book” Based on a workshop organised by Salmon & Trout Conservation and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust on behalf of the SAMARCH Project and the Atlantic Salmon Trust in Southampton, UK, on the 5th and 6th November 2019. SAMARCH is a five-year project with a grant of €5.8m from the EU’s France Channel […] Read More

Increase in abundance: A dangerously simplistic view of river health

01/05/2020
Species richness and assemblage gives a far more accurate assessment of invertebrate communities……….. Dr Janina Gray, Head of Science & Environmental Policy, responds to a recent article in The Times, Your article Boom in freshwater bugs bucks trend of disappearing insects (April 24th) sets a dangerously simplistic view of the health of our rivers and water life. […] Read More

Milk. A serious environmental threat?

01/05/2020
So, here’s the shocking news about the potential of milk to pollute rivers. Paul Knight, S&TC CEO writes, One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been that the demand for milk has slumped and so dairy farmers have had to pour away their excess, cows still have to be milked, after all, so […] Read More

Chalk-Streams First

22/04/2020
Abstraction is a major threat to UK rivers but is, arguably, at its greatest in relation to the chalk-streams, a globally unique ecological wonder located mainly in England, especially the highly populated south of England.  S&TC Water Action campaign is working to counter the abstraction threat, terrifyingly highlighted in a raft of recent Government plans […] Read More

Agricultural Pollution – Educate, Encourage, Enforce

09/04/2020
“Up to 2016, a staggering 95% of farms did not comply with storage regulations and 49% were polluting the river Axe. Environmental law breaking, albeit mostly through lack of knowledge, on a massive scale.” Paul Knight, Outgoing CEO Salmon & Trout Conservation writes, S&TC’s Census Report, published in May 2019, provided evidence that the main […] Read More

Environmental Land Management Scheme 2020

17/03/2020
Environmental Land Management Scheme Consultation 2020 Make your voice heard: http://bit.ly/ELMS_2020 CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENTS 5th May 2020 Overview of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) Response • The main requirement is for political commitment to finally tackle the issue of pollution by inappropriate land use – particularly relevant to our rivers and aquatic life (EA River […] Read More

S&TC launches first SmartRivers hub in Scotland

10/03/2020
S&TC launches first SmartRivers hub in Scotland in partnership with Flow Country Rivers Trust. The River Halladale is set to become the first river in Scotland to join SmartRivers, as Salmon and Trout Conservation continue trials of the innovative scheme. The scheme, born out of the Riverfly Census, uses aquatic invertebrates as a diagnostic test to […] Read More

Change of Chief Executive at Salmon & Trout Conservation

06/03/2020
S&TC’s CEO, Paul Knight, is to retire at the end of June and Nick Measham, currently Deputy Chief Executive, will take over the reins of the UK’s premier wild fish charity. Paul Knight stands down on June 30th after 26 years with the organisation, 18 of which have been as CEO, although he will continue […] Read More

High-frequency phosphorus monitoring for water quality management

25/02/2020
Using high-frequency phosphorus monitoring for water quality management: a case study of the upper River Itchen, UK Gary R. Fones & Adil Bakir & Janina Gray & Lauren Mattingley & Nick Measham & Paul Knight & Michael J. Bowes & Richard Greenwood & Graham A. Mills Abstract Increased concentrations of phosphorus (P) in riverine systems lead […] Read More

S&TC Response: Sea trout netting season. Yorkshire and the North East

24/02/2020
S&TC Response: Length of the netting season for sea trout in Yorkshire and the North East Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) does not believe that any coastal mixed stock fishery (MSF) netting for sea trout should take place.  We consider that the Environment Agency (EA) made the correct decision in closing the MSF for salmon on […] Read More

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