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

On the brink: Conservationists reveal the rivers still suffering

12 Sep 2011
Last week the Environment Agency released a list of the ten most improved rivers in England and Wales. Conservationists have criticised the report saying it presents a rosy view of river health and ignores the many waterways struggling with pollution, over abstraction and other threats. Last week the Environment Agency […] Read More

DOES A PROPOSED HYDROPOWER SCHEME CONCERN YOU?

25 Aug 2011
Are you worried that the cumulative effects of multiple hydro schemes in one catchment have not been sufficiently considered? Has sufficient protection been given to ensure schemes will not adversely impact fish populations? Should a fish passage be paid for by the developer? These are some of the important considerations […] Read More

Which Party Line?

04 May 2011
‘Casting’ your vote carefully will make a difference! The Scottish Parliamentary Elections are coming up on the 5th May. So, what would we like to see from the new Scottish Government? Here are some of the issues that should be raised with any prospective candidates who come knocking at your […] Read More

Catch and release advice aims to boost salmon survival

14 Mar 2011
Wild fisheries groups – including the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB), the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) and the Salmon and Trout Association (S&TA) – have launched a campaign aimed at maximising the survival rate for salmon released back into the water by anglers. “Catch and release”, […] Read More

Big River Society carves a bright future for UK rivers

07 Mar 2011
3RD RIVERFLY CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATES HOW Lord (Chris) Smith, Environment Agency Chairman, champions rivers Big Society. Riverfly Partnership’s Anglers’ Monitoring Initiative given as prime example 3RD RIVERFLY CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATES HOW Lord (Chris) Smith, Environment Agency Chairman, champions rivers Big Society. Riverfly Partnership’s Anglers’ Monitoring Initiative given as prime example The 3rd […] Read More

S&TA/AST response to the Invitation to Shape the Nature of England

09 Nov 2010
We are responding to this invitation on behalf of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association. We are responding to this invitation on behalf of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and the Salmon and Trout Association. We are both parties to the joint response being submitted by five […] Read More

Search for the nation’s best loved and most neglected river

01 Sep 2010
With only 5 per cent of rivers in England and Wales described as being in a pristine condition a new survey has been launched by a coalition of conservationists to celebrate and bring attention to some of Britain’s best loved and long forgotten rivers. With only 5 per cent of […] Read More

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

22 Apr 2010
Salmon & Trout Association and the Atlantic Salmon Trust challenge the Parties to deliver on key asks for the aquatic environment Salmon & Trout Association and the Atlantic Salmon Trust challenge the Parties to deliver on key asks for the aquatic environment Why do all the main political parties pay […] Read More

Immediate ban on sales of rod-caught Salmon and Sea Trout

05 Mar 2009
Obligatory tagging of commercially caught fishS&am;TA hails breakthrough in salmon conservation Anglers will no longer be able to sell salmon or sea trout caught on rod and line, and all commercially caught fish will have to be tagged by netsmen to make them legally saleable. The new Environment Agency byelaw […] Read More

Salmon & Trout Association applauds brave decision to close the Irish Drift Net Fishery

01 Nov 2006
The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) welcomes the Irish Government’s decision to ratify the Irish Salmon Group’s Report recommendation to end all drift netting for salmon off the Republic of Ireland’s coast from 2007 The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) welcomes the Irish Government’s decision to ratify the Irish Salmon […] Read More

S&TA supports voluntary canoe access agreements

05 Oct 2006
Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) fully supports the principle of voluntary negotiated agreements. Today (October 3rd) this principle will be championed at the Environment Agency launch of the two-year Brighton University pilot study on the delivery of canoe access Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) fully supports the principle of voluntary […] Read More

Canoists demand access to all rivers

14 Dec 2005
The Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trustis calling upon MPs to support the principle of Voluntary Access Agreements to address the recent demand by canoeists The Fisheries and Angling Conservation Trust (FACT) is calling upon MPs to support the principle of Voluntary Access Agreements to address the recent demand by canoeists […] 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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