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Join the UK's only charity campaigning specifically for wild fish and their waters.
What we do
Our vision at Salmon & Trout Conservation is a sustainable water environment which supports an abundance of wild fish.
Why does this matter? And how do we use science and lobbying to protect salmon & trout? Find out more about the problems we are researching and the actions we are taking for the UK's wild fish.
Who we are
We have been defending salmon & trout in the UK since 1903, but our campaigns have never been more urgent nor important.
We have evolved over 115 years into a leading conservation charity - the only one in the UK campaigning specifically for wild fish. Find out more about our heritage, our beliefs, who we work with, and how we operate.
We are independent and receive no government money. Without generous supporters we would not exist.
There are a range of ways individuals and businesses can get involved in the on-going protection of the UK's wild fish. Find out more about why we need your support more than ever and the many ways you can help.
Open-net pen salmon farming is devastating wild fish stocks and harming the environment in Scotland.
Sea lice, disease and many more issues plague salmon farming. We have secured TWO parliamentary inquiries and continue to push for much needed legislative change.
Only 14% of rivers in England have 'good' ecological status, with water quality and quantity declining rapidly.
We lead the fight to protect wild fish habitats from the many threats they face; including sewage, agricultural pollution, micro-plastics, abstraction and, sadly, much more.
Riverfly insects have declined 59% since 1970, indicating poor water quality & an unstable food chain.
We survey riverfly insects nationwide to understand what’s really happening beneath the surface, using the data to campaign for better protection of our wild fish.
S&TC response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee consultation over the Agriculture Bill 2018
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Funding of £80m+ has been earmarked for agri-environmental measures in Wales.
“It will help the industry face the upcoming challenges of Brexit alongside the immediate and ongoing problems associated with agriculture pollution”
"The modification of land for farming and building cities is favouring the same species everywhere"
Sadly familiar. The more we modify, take, pollute... the more we mess with migratory passage, food chains, spawning grounds, lifecycles & health of fish
Great success for the #ProtectWater campaign! But the battle is far from over. We still need more signatures to keep our water laws strong! Use our simple form to ACT NOW and help us #PotectWater.
👀 Article: https://t.co/Npus7KcPYc
✍️ Action: https://t.co/yS4KED1SY2
Wales: A number of proposals are being developed to help ensure a sustainable and long term balance between the volume of commercial canoe use that happens at peak times, with other activities such as angling, land management and nature conservation. https://t.co/TO8lGtEMK3
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