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.

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post brexit green watchdog

Our View: Post-Brexit Green Watchdog is not good enough

06/01/2018
Alas, it seems as though our fears for environmental regulation once we lave the EU – based on a post Brexit Green Watchdog – are being realised.   The much-heralded independent […] Read More
impacts of sea lice on sea trout

New study confirms impact of sea lice on sea trout

05/25/2018
  Impact of sea lice on sea trout A noteworthy scientific paper which confirms impact of sea lice on sea trout has just been published in the prestigious Journal of Fish […] Read More
Salmon & trout conservation has a new HQ

Salmon & Trout Conservation has a new HQ and welcomes new staff

05/16/2018
Salmon & Trout Conservation has a new HQ S&TC are celebrating a new chapter in their esteemed history this month, ushering in a bright future with the addition of two new team members, […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

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.