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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

S&TCS FOI Requests: Scottish Government still not responding lawfully

16 Aug 2018
S&TCS FOI Requests
S&TCS FOI Requests The Scottish Information Commissioner has issued yet another decision [1] against Scottish Ministers for their failure to comply with freedom of information law. This is now added to seven other decisions obtained in the last 15 months by S&TCS to do with requests for information about salmon farms.   Eight decisions from the […]
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Scottish salmon farming seeks to expand as publication of Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy Committee report approaches

07 Aug 2018
Scottish salmon farming expansion
Whilst the report of the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee into salmon farming in Scotland is awaited (scheduled for “early autumn”), applications for new salmon farms, or expansion of existing farms, are continuing apace. Applications to increase tonnage are in the pipeline from southern Argyll to the northern isles. These applications are generally not […]
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S&TC formally notifies EA over River Itchen damage below Alresford Salads

07 Aug 2018
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Salmon & Trout Conservation has formally notified (1) the Environment Agency about serious and ongoing damage to the River Itchen, a highly protected Special Area of Conservation (2). S&TC commissioned professional monitoring has exposed extensive decline among important riverfly insects, as confirmed by the Environment Agency’s own data, in an area immediately downstream of Alresford […]
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S&TC Cymru partners with other conservation groups to help restore endangered eels

27 Jul 2018
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Conservation groups give hope for endangered eels by providing them a new home at Cyfarthfa Park Lake, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales S&TC Cymru and South East Wales Rivers Trust, as joint lead partners for the European eel in the Wales Environment Link (WEL) species champion initiative, have come together with National Resources Wales to help protect critically […]
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Dwindling flylife evidences a worrying decline of the River Test

20 Jul 2018
Decline of the River Test
Decline of the River Test The River Test is one of our most famous, if not the most famous, trout river in the country; yet we have significant evidence that it is sadly in decline. Furthermore, we can now point the finger firmly in the direction of  Chilbolton and Fullerton Waste Water Sewage Works; or, […]
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SSPO retreats from commitments given in evidence session to MSPs

11 Jul 2018
SSPO Commitments
  Salmon farmers renege on transparency promises to Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee   Scotland’s salmon farmers have delivered an extraordinary snub to the Scottish Parliament’s influential Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee.   SSPO commitments to transparency on sea lice data made in oral evidence have been reneged on, ignoring the unanimous demands […]
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Afon Myddyfi – Photo Story

29 Jun 2018
  What is happening on the Myddfyi? The Myddyfi rises from a network of ditches and drains to the north of Salem, in the heart of rural Carmarthenshire, and flows first to the southwest, and then southwards towards Pentrefelin, before joining the Tywi at Cilsan. It appears to enjoy good health along much of its […]
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Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018

28 Jun 2018
Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award
In its fourth year, the Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018 is now open to students. See below for details on this exciting award, and please share with any suitable students you may know.   What is the Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award? Set up by Salmon & Trout Conservation in collaboration with the Arundel Arms and […]
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River Avon: Riverfly Census Results

28 Jun 2018
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River Avon Riverfly Census The results are in from our ground-breaking Riverfly Census campaign for the River Avon. View the results below and read more about what we found, why it is important, and what we are doing next! view our Fact Sheet Read our Report view our Data pack What is the River Avon […]
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