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 through 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

Contributing to the restoration of endangered European eels

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

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
Sea Trout: Science & Management

Sea Trout Science and Management

22 Jan 2018
Sea Trout Science and Management is a book containing the proceedings of the 2nd International Sea Trout Symposium, held in Ireland in 2016. The Proceedings are edited by Graeme Harris, an eminent authority on sea trout and long-term member and scientific adviser to S&TC. S&TC was one of the Symposium’s […] Read More
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Mayfly research emphasises serious need for river regulation re-think

12 Jan 2018
For the first time a new research study, co-authored and financed by S&TC and published in the science journal Environmental Pollution, shows how even modest levels of sediment and phosphate are threatening the very life-blood in our rivers and streams. This research matters as our Riverfly Census shows rivers are suffering from […] Read More
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The power of bugs – Designing measures to properly capture the health of our rivers

10 Nov 2017
Wednesday 8th November was a very exciting day, as entomology experts from around the UK came to our workshop to discuss the potential for biometric measures (environmental ‘scores’ calculated from water insect samples) to extend evaluation of our watery places beyond the broader, less specific brush of the Water Framework […] Read More

Success from the S&TC auction – funding a better future for wild fish and where they live

24 Oct 2017
We are delighted to report that our recent online, live and silent auctions, which culminated in a spectacular dinner at Fishmongers Hall in London, raised an unprecedented £120,000! The three separate auctions offered many truly remarkable and rare opportunities to bid for exclusive fishing opportunities, stunning works of art, fishing […] 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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