Scotland

Our proud record north of the border speaks for itself. See how we’ve worked to protect and secure healthy and sustainable wild fish stocks in Scotland.

Salmon farming

A sustainable future for wild fish

Salmon Farm Reform

We believe that a future is possible where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive. In the medium term this can only be achieved by moving farming into closed tank systems. Doing this will prevent the spread of disease and parasites to wild salmon and sea trout. Whilst working towards this goal, we have to ensure effective regulation of farms so wild fish are better protected.

Mixed stock netting

Putting a stop to non-selective nets

A netted salmon

With wild salmon and sea trout stocks in serious decline, the indiscriminate netting of fish along our coasts was increasingly unsustainable. We worked to close these fisheries, ensuring that fish from the most sensitive river populations were not killed and so able to breed.

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What's happening with Scotland's wild fish?

Find out what is happening to wild fish in Scotland and download our infographic with key campaign facts.

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Latest Scottish news

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) […] Read More

Scottish Ministers’ lamentable failure to regulate salmon farming

21/02/2020
Scottish Ministers’ lamentable failure to regulate salmon farming to protect wild fish continues, while industry’s relentless expansion gathers pace  Almost two years after first Parliamentary report said  “the status quo is […] Read More

Can a “feed the world” mantra justify trashing our marine environment?

09/12/2019
“The suggestion that salmon farming is somehow justifiable in order to feed the world simply will not wash.” Andrew Graham-Stewart, Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland I have been cursing Fergus […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

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