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


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



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



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

How can we deal with silent but potentially deadly river invaders?

27 Mar 2017
Our rivers and chalkstreams are under threat like never before and we are in grave danger of failing to react to the increasing damage caused by the number of non-native invasive species that are causing havoc on many of our already vulnerable waterways Under the surface of our rivers lives an alien world, where new, […]
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S&TC Scotland launches campaign to restore iconic sea trout fishery to its former glory

21 Mar 2017
New film explains the catastrophic collapse of sea trout stocks in Loch Maree, once one of the world’s truly great wild fisheries, following the arrival of salmon farming in the adjacent sea loch
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Collapse of Loch Maree sea trout

20 Mar 2017
How culpable is salmon farming? Read Andrew Walker’s report
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West Country Award launches next generation of river conservationists

10 Mar 2017
A remarkable West-country Award set up in memory of well-known hotelier Anne Voss-Bark is helping to determine the future direction of young graduates studying aquatic sciences.
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Water insect research in Hampshire could spark a revival for ailing rivers

02 Mar 2017
high resolution monitoring
In a unique agreement of its kind, the Environment Agency (EA) in Hampshire and Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK) have for the first time agreed key environmental local bespoke targets for the Rivers Test and Itchen to help drive ecological improvements. S&TC UK believe this is a precedent for other rivers to follow.
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New initiative helps to secure a brighter future for the iconic Test and Itchen

28 Feb 2017
The condition of Hampshire’s renowned chalkstreams will be put under the microscope this year following an agreement between fisheries research charity, Salmon and Trout Conservation UK and the Test and Itchen Association.
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17 Feb 2017
Finding a solution to pollution _ our published letter in the Sunday Times
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S&TC(S) responds to BBC for biased report on salmon farms.

17 Feb 2017
S&TC(S) objects to Reporting Scotland’s feature on salmon farming aired on 14 February. S&TC(S) Director Andrew Graham-Stewart has now written this letter to the BBC
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Honour for James Carr

01 Feb 2017
James Carr, former Chairman of S&TA, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to conservation, education and the community. James, who was our Chairman between 2006 and 2012, oversaw S&TA’s move to charitable status in 2008.
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