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

Salmon & Trout Association asks members to defend key nature laws

13 Mar 2015
The S&TA is one of 100 voluntary organisations across the UK that have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment and the laws which underpin conservation or rivers and lakes across Europe. The European Habitats Directive exists to protect the most important wildlife species and habitats […] Read More

S&TA accuses Natural Resources Wales of destroying salmonid habitats in important Llanrwst stream

12 Feb 2015
**UPDATE: Response from Natural Resources Wales** Open letter from Paul Knight demands explanations and undertakings Professor Peter Matthews Ph.D., FRSC, FCIWEM, FIWO Chairman Natural Resources Wales Ty Cambria 29 Newport Road Cardiff CF24 0TP February 11th 2015 Dear Peter, I am writing this as an open letter on behalf of […] Read More

Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) and Afonydd Cymru ‘two cheers’ for Natural Resources Wales’s decision to phase out the use of cypermethrin in Welsh Government forestry

26 Nov 2014
Responding to the outcome of the NRW’s Review of the Use of Cypermethrin in Forestry (1), the Salmon & Trout Association and Afonydd Cymru have broadly welcomed the environmental body for Wales, Natural Resources Wales, decision to end the use of cypermethrin in forestry by 2017. While even three years […] Read More

THE RUSH TO FRACK = DAMAGE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT

13 Mar 2014
S&TA endorses report on risks posed by fracking and urges much stronger safeguards to protect fragile ecosystems The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) today joins with other leading countryside groups to launch "Are We Fit to Frack?" – an important report on the shale gas industry. It highlights a lack […] Read More

DEAD IN THE WATER

08 Sep 2013
Environmental groups have today welcomed the announcement from Government today that effectively puts a stop to plans to build a barrage across the Severn Estuary. Janina Gray, from the Salmon & Trout Association, said: “Today we welcome the Governments response to Halfren Power’s proposal to build a Severn barrage and […] Read More

S&TA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR COMPULSORY WATER METERS

13 Aug 2013
A necessary first step to conserve a precious and irreplaceable resource The government order, recently announced, requiring water companies servicing one-third of the UK to consider installing water meters in each household and to charge consumers for all the water they use has been broadly welcomed by the Salmon & […] Read More

SEVERN BARRAGE SHOULD NOW BE CANNED SAY ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

10 Jun 2013
Environmental groups are calling on Hafren Power to call time on their ill-conceived proposal for a barrage across the Severn, in order to make room for more sustainable renewable power proposals. Today’s report from the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee concludes that Hafren Power failed to make the economic […] Read More

END OVERFISHING, DEMAND 217 CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS OF EU

11 Apr 2013
BRUSSELS – As negotiations on the reform of the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy, or CFP, enter the final and decisive stage, more than 217 civil society groups are calling on EU fisheries ministers to support an end to overfishing and the speedy restoration of fish stocks. On February 6, […] Read More

"VALUING OUR FRESHWATERS" PUBLICATION LAUNCHED

05 Mar 2013
"Valuing our freshwaters" was launched at the Senedd on the 27th February 2013. The event was organised by Wales Environment Link (WEL) and sponsored by Dafydd Ellis-Thomas AM who is Chair of the Welsh Government Environment and Sustainability Committee. The launch was well attended by Environment Committee members, civil servants, […] Read More

PROPOSED SEVERN BARRAGE COULD BE "ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING" MPs TOLD

11 Jan 2013
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), National Trust, RSPB and Angling Trust, representing a consortium of the major environmental organisations including Salmon & Trout Association, WWF, the Wildlife Trusts, Wye & Usk Foundation, Marine Conservation Society, Severn Rivers Trust and Campaign to Protect Rural England, told the House of Commons […] Read More

‘ACIDIFYING’ FORESTRY PROPOSALS SCRAPPED

28 Nov 2012
Salmon & Trout Association and Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust express relief as threat of acidification of Tywi headwaters recedes The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA) and the Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust (CRT) are delighted with the withdrawal of the Bryn Brawd forestry proposals. These threatened the headwaters of the Tywi with further […] Read More

NGOs meet with Peter Hain to raise concerns about Severn Barrage

18 Oct 2012
A group of environmental and angling Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) met today with Peter Hain MP to raise their concerns about the impact of a tidal power barrage which he is championing for the Severn Estuary. The Severn Estuary is one of the largest estuaries in Europe and is of international […] 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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