International Year of the Salmon 2019

Together we will take a leap forward for wild salmon

The International Year of the Salmon is a global initiative to protect salmon by bringing people together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and take action.

CONNECTION

The International Year of the Salmon brings together countries across the Northern Hemisphere because protecting salmon is critically important to the health of the planet and many of its species – including us.

Together we can inspire, discover and make change.

KNOWLEDGE

The International Year of the Salmon will harness ongoing research and kick start partnerships and public action in Europe, North America and Asia.

Together, we can give salmon a better chance to survive and thrive.

ACTION

Anyone who cares about the survival of salmon can get involved in the International Year of the Salmon. Experts are needed – but it will takes passion and commitment of people from all walks of life to make a difference.

Even the smallest contribution can help. Everyone has a role to play.

GET INVOLVED IN IYS 2019

S&TC will be heavily involved in International Year of the Salmon 2019, and we need your help!

This is a fantastic campaign, with involvement from multiple NGOs and charities. We are using this opportunity to collaborate with other charities to highlight the plight of salmon populations globally, to share our research and to work together to stem and reverse this decline.

Research

We will be collaborating with partners all across the Northern Hemisphere to further our research (and action) on the threats that salmon face.

The crucial research costs money. We are an independent charity receiving no government funding and rely on support from concerned, conservation-minded people just like you. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

Events

We have a range of exciting and important events planned to celebrate IYS 2019 and help protect and conserve salmon as part of a global effort.

These events will be added to this page in the coming weeks. You can also sign up to our newsletter to keep fully up to date with what we are up to and how the International Year of the salmon is progressing. 

Education

Atlantic salmon populations across their range are in a serious and consistent decline, yet this important and fascinating species has a relationship with humankind stretching back into prehistory.

We will be releasing regular educational resources designed to inspire, inform and enlighten on the plight of the salmon and it's incredible life cycle.

Latest IYS news

S&TC ask Sir David to talk salmon for IYS

In this International Year of the Salmon, we asked Sir David Attenborough for his views on the need to protect all populations of wild salmon.  The following video gives a very clear message to Governments across the Northern Hemisphere that they need to act now if we are not going to lose the ‘King of Fish’ for ever!

We will continue our current work on reforming unsustainable salmon farming and improving water quality, both vital issues affecting the health of wild salmon populations.

However, the greater support we receive, the more influential we can be. Please support us here

NASCO 2019

By Corin Smith | 12/06/2019
“With S&TC’s Chairman, CEO, Head of Science and Scottish Director actively involved in NASCO, we are playing a genuinely influential role within international wild Atlantic salmon conservation politics” The 2019 NASCO meeting was held in Tromsø, Norway, this year and was preceded by a 2-day Symposium for the International Year of the Salmon – Managing […]

Troubling news from Wales

By Corin Smith | 30/05/2019
Troubling news from Wales as the recently published 2018 assessments of salmon and sea trout populations point towards a continued decline. Stocks in twelve of the twenty-three principle salmon rivers were deemed to be “at risk” of failing to reach their conservation limits for sustainable recruitment and those in the remaining eleven rivers to be […]

BBC Panorama: Salmon Farming Exposed

By Corin Smith | 29/05/2019
“We applaud Panorama’s focus on the abject failure of the regulators in Scotland to carry out their responsibilities.” Andrew Graham-Stewart, Director of Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland For example, the Scottish Government’s Fish Health Inspectorate, that polices farms for parasites and diseases, has in the last five years served only two enforcement notices under the […]

The Shetland Factor

By Lauren S&TC | 03/05/2019
Many believe salmon farming is an issue exclusive to wild fish in the west Highlands and Hebrides. However, controlling sea lice on farms in Shetland is just as important as our Scottish Director, Andrew Graham-Stewart explains… The official figures for rod catches of salmon in Scotland during 2018 were published last week. That they were […]

We all have a responsibility to save the ‘King of Fish’

By Lauren S&TC | 19/04/2019
The publication of new Environment Agency byelaws banning the killing of salmon in the North East drift and coastal nets was very welcome news earlier this year and brought to a close a campaign by fisheries organisations that lasted some 30 years. Scotland banned drift netting in 1962 and closed down its coastal nets in […]

International Year of the Salmon – Our annual seminar in Wales

By Lauren S&TC | 17/04/2019
Latest figures reveal populations in 21 of the country’s 23 principle salmon rivers to be probably at risk or at risk of failing to meet their conservation limits. It was with this thought in mind that the recent S&TC Cymru annual seminar took on an International Year of the Salmon theme, posing the question: “Can […]

S&TC ask Sir David Attenborough to talk Salmon for IYS

By Mel Elderfield | 21/03/2019
For International Year of the Salmon, we asked Sir David Attenborough for his views on the need to protect the species. We say that to save wild salmon, Governments across the Northern Hemisphere need to act now. The following video gives a very clear message about this, if we are not going to lose the […]

S&TC joins partners across the Northern Hemisphere to launch the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) 2019

By Mel Elderfield | 25/01/2019
  S&TC joins partners across the Northern Hemisphere to launch the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) 2019 One of the more significant things on our 2019 radar is the International Year of the Salmon; an opportunity to further our important work, collaborate with other salmon conservationists and help spread the word about these beautiful […]

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