Wales

we are the voice for wild fish in welsh waters

S&TC Cymru work to secure the protection that our beautiful Welsh water environments deserve. Some of our key achievements include:

Collaborating with other NGO's and Wales Environment Link

Preventing forestry which is damaging to spawning streams

Protecting Welsh rivers via our Riverfly Census monitoring

Preventing sheep dip chemicals lethal to river life

S&TC CYMRU 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 understand what’s really happening under the surface and better protect our fish and water life.

Our first Welsh samples have been taken in three well-known rivers; keep watch to see how their story unfolds!

Forestry

Keeping land issues out of water

21a Acid producing conifers planted beside a Welsh spawning stream, one of the issues covered in 'Valuing our Freshwaters' (2)

Activities on land cannot be considered in isolation of the water environment and forestry is no exception to this.

In Wales, non-native conifer forestry next to rivers is a common occurrence, causing numerous issues.

Explore how we have worked to give our watery places and wild fish relief from the effects of poorly operated forestry

Living Rivers

Reviving our watery places

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Rivers are more than just water - they are homes for wildlife.

Poor farming practices are a big problem for Welsh waters, but with your help we can create a sustainable water environment.

We are influencing post CAP agricultural grants and subsidies so they are paid as rewards for protecting the environment, particularly in Welsh river systems.

S&TC CYMRU NEWS

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S&TC Cymru partners with other conservation groups to help restore endangered eels

27 Jul 2018
Conservation groups give hope for endangered eels by providing them a new home at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales S&TC Cymru and South East Wales Rivers Trust, as joint lead partners for the European eel in the Wales Environment Link (WEL) species champion initiative, have come together with National Resources […] Read More

Afon Myddyfi – Photo Story

29 Jun 2018
  What is happening on the Myddfyi? The Myddyfi rises from a network of ditches and drains to the north of Salem, in the heart of rural Carmarthenshire, and flows first to the southwest, and then southwards towards Pentrefelin, before joining the Tywi at Cilsan. It appears to enjoy good […] Read More

S&TC Cymru: Snapshot survey of the River Tywi (Towy)

18 Jun 2018
  S&TC Cymru has reacted to growing concerns surrounding the prolific algal growth witnessed on the Tywi over recent weeks by conducting a snapshot survey of the most affected part of the river. Conditions at the time of the visit (11th of June 2018) reflected a prolonged absence of rain […] Read More
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Our View: Post-Brexit Green Watchdog is not good enough

01 Jun 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 statutory environmental body to take the place of the EU’s DG Environment when we leave Europe will not have any […] Read More

Wales Update: Agricultural Pollution, Wales Link & Species Champs

30 May 2018
Welsh Agricultural Pollution We have been involved in tackling agricultural pollution with a number of different organisations. One of our tools has been a  joint letter to Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs. The letter highlighted the chronic and pervasive issue of agricultural pollution in Wales, […] Read More
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Riverfly Census continues in Wales

29 May 2018
The Riverfly Census in Wales Through our S&TC Riverfly Census, a three-year survey using species-level invertebrate analysis, we are currently analysing results from the 12 rivers that kicked the survey off in 2015. We continue to unlock the power of water insects and diagnose the health of rivers nationally- and […] Read More
Salmon & trout conservation has a new HQ

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

16 May 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, all while settling into a new dedicated head office. S&TC recently moved into their first dedicated HQ, located in the […] Read More
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Welsh charities join forces for World Fish Migration Day

16 Apr 2018
  World Fish Migration Day This Saturday we will be helping to celebrate the third World Fish Migration day. There will be a number of fascinating events and activities in Wales for people to enjoy and learn more about the life-cycle of migratory fish species. This global initiative aims to […] Read More
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Pinpointing Pesticides – Our national survey now uses water insects to solve chemical puzzle

27 Mar 2018
We are pleased to announce that pesticide fingerprints can now be detected using the Riverfly Census’ analytical tool kit… a massive breakthrough in monitoring water quality for neonicotinoids and other insect killing chemicals Read More
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Have your say on rivers in Wales

08 Mar 2018
  Rivers in Wales: have your say Many of the rivers in Wales are facing a range of ecological threats which threaten to render them unfit for the wild fish and other aquatic wildlife that depend on clean freshwaters to survive. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural spring […] Read More
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Alresford Salads threaten a struggling English chalkstream

19 Feb 2018
Currently many of our rivers across the UK are impacted by a variety of undesirable inputs.  Influencing the future health of these important waterways is one of our key objectives. We continue to be extremely concerned about a worrying example of pollution by Alresford Salads on the Upper Itchen in […] Read More
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Chlorinated chemicals in our areas of conservation? Just say no!

29 Jan 2018
Chlorinated Chemicals One of our main objectives is to influence the clean-up of rivers across the UK, where many waterways are impacted by a variety of undesirable inputs. We use local issues to bring attention to problems at national level, and one such case is very topical on the Upper Itchen […] Read More

ONE VOICE FOR WELSH WATERS

S&TC Cymru is an active part of Wales Environment Link (WEL). This is the official link between environmental charities like us and the Welsh Government. As well as lobbying independently we also work together with WEL to make a difference to our water environments.

We were a lead author of WEL’s publication: Valuing our Freshwaters. This contains the requirements for a healthy water environment in Wales.

We rely on your support to protect wild fish

and the places they live

By donating or joining as a member you will be making a huge contribution to the fight to protect the UK's waters and ensure a sustainable future for wild fish.

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