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We are the UK voice for wild fish and where they live

Our vision at Salmon & Trout Conservation is a sustainable water environment that supports an abundance of fish and other wildlife - for this and future generations to enjoy. 

We achieve this through three flagship campaigns:

 

Salmon Farm Reform

Salmon Farm Reform

#SalmonFarmReform

We see a future where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive, where the industry is sustainable and the natural environment safe.

Living Rivers

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#LivingRivers

We lead the fight to protect our watery places from the onslaught of threats they face, keeping our wild fish and other creatures safe.

Riverfly Census

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#RiverflyCensus

We survey riverfly insects nationwide to understand what’s really happening, using the data to campaign for better protection of our wild fish.

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.

Our Latest News

Riverfly Census: Whitewater Sampling

05 Jun 2018
riverfly census whitewater
Whitewater River Although 2017 was the last year for the 12 Riverfly Census core rivers, we continue to work our way through the rivers added later on (as well as assess and write up the data so far). One such river (Whitewater, a tributary of the Blackwater River) recently led us to work closely with […]
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Our View: Post-Brexit Green Watchdog is not good enough

01 Jun 2018
post brexit green watchdog
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 real power, even though The […]
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NASF &ASF sign 12-year salmon agreement with Greenland fishermen

30 May 2018
NASF ASF agreement
NASF & ASF Agreement The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) have signed new agreements with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands that will protect thousands of adult wild Atlantic salmon from commercial nets and longlines, allowing them to return to North American and European rivers. We welcome […]
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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, signed by a number of […]
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Riverfly Census continues in Wales

29 May 2018
riverfly census wales
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 this is not just limited […]
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New study confirms impact of sea lice on sea trout

25 May 2018
impacts of sea lice on sea trout
  Impact of sea lice on sea trout A noteworthy scientific paper which confirms impact of sea lice on sea trout has just been published in the prestigious Journal of Fish Biology, entitled “The influence of aquaculture unit proximity on the pattern of Lepeophtheirus salmonis  [SEA LICE] infection of anadromous Salmo trutta [SEA TROUT] populations on the Isle of […]
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Salmon & Trout Conservation has a new HQ and welcomes new staff

16 May 2018
Salmon & trout conservation has a new HQ
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 beautiful village of Burcombe near […]
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SSPO ignores many requirements set out by Parliamentary Committee

03 May 2018
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Salmon farming industry’s selective release of individual farm sea lice data falls far short of what is required Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) is dismayed that this week’s publication by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) of sea lice data for January, on an individual farm basis (see http://scottishsalmon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lice-averages-Jan-2018.pdf), falls far short of […]
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Demand for immediate moratorium on salmon farm expansion

26 Apr 2018
salmon farming moratorium
Salmon Farming Moratorium Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) is today leading a call for an immediate moratorium on any new open cage marine salmon farms in Scotland or any expansion of existing sites. The call is supported by a wide cross section of 27 environmental NGOs and other bodies, demanding that: Until the […]
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