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.

Help us reform Scottish salmon farming

We have a unique opportunity to influence real positive change and provide legal protection for our wild fish.

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Latest Scottish news

Sea lice numbers on salmon farms double in a single year

21/08/2019
Total sea lice numbers on salmon farms double in a single year. Industry and official SEPA data underline how the rush to expand salmon farm production is massively increasing the […] Read More

Response to MOWI decision to close Loch Ewe salmon farm

25/07/2019
Mowi (previously Marine Harvest) has announced that it is to close its highly contentious salmon farm in Loch Ewe, Wester Ross.   Andrew Graham-Stewart, Director of S&TC Scotland (S&TCS), said:  […] Read More

ARTIFISHAL & Patagonia Inc

27/06/2019
“The thing that has struck us at the screenings we have attended is that the audience is far from being just anglers – it has been great seeing so many […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

Help to secure a sustainable future for Scotland’s wild fish