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 through a Scottish Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into salmon farming and its impact on wild fish, scheduled for 2018. It was our campaign that triggered the Inquiry.

Please support our work in gathering comprehensive evidence for the Inquiry.

Latest Scottish news

New scientific study underlines damage to wild salmon and sea trout populations from salmon farm parasites – in Scotland, Norway and Ireland

10th January 2018
Systematic Government failure to heed warnings regarding the consequences of intensive salmon farming Read More

Hardy’s Fishing tackle donates proceeds of limited edition reel project to support our ongoing and vital Atlantic Salmon conservation work

13th December 2017
Hardy’s Fishing Tackle has donated £22,500 to Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) towards their salmon conservation campaigns in both Scotland and England! The donation comes from sales of the 148 Hotspur […] Read More

Salmon run crisis in the River Awe

11th December 2017
Systematic Government failure to heed warnings regarding the consequences of intensive salmon farming Read More

Science & Policy archive

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

Our immediate focus is collecting evidence for the Scottish Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into salmon farming and its impact on wild salmon and sea trout. We influenced the setting up of this Inquiry and it is a once in a generation opportunity to move the industry towards sustainability.