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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. 

Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018: Winner announced

16/10/2018
Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018: Winner Announced at Arundell Arms S&TC are proud to announce that their prestigious Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018 has been awarded to PHD student William Davison, of Exeter University. The award was presented to William on the 10th of October at the Arundell Arms, by proprietor, and Anne-voss Bark’s son, Adam Fox Edwards and […]
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River Itchen damage below Alresford Salads: Autumn 2018 photos

15/10/2018
New photos show damage in River Itchen below Bakkavor’s Alresford Salads factory and The Watercress Company’s cress beds At S&TC we have long been campaigning to stop Bakkavor discharging their salad wash effluent into the headwaters of the River Itchen. The Itchen is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC), and we fear that the […]
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S&TC response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee consultation over the Agriculture Bill 2018

09/10/2018
S&TC’s EFRA response S&TC respond to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee consultation over the Agriculture Bill 2018. Our Head of Science and Environmental Policy, Dr Janina Gray, recently wrote about the Bill, stating that, while we cautiously welcome the Bill, the devil will be in the detail and especially in the amount of […]
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S&TC joins 100 NGOs in Europe-wide #ProtectWater campaign

09/10/2018
S&TC is one of 100 NGOs[1 ] joining forces across Europe to tackle proposed weakening of EU freshwater protection laws As part of #ProtectWater, we are uniting to launch a campaign calling on the European Commission to defend the law that protects all sources of water, such as rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater, during its current […]
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Hardy partners with S&TC to help conserve wild fish

08/10/2018
Hardy partners with S&TC Salmon & Trout Conservation are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with leading tackle manufacturer, Hardy. The collaboration will see the two organisations work together on various projects to conserve wild fish and their waters, including the production and auction of two truly bespoke Hardy outfits for S&TC’s glittering Annual […]
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Agricultural Bill: Is a ‘Green Brexit’ possible?

20/09/2018
The first major Agriculture Bill for over 70 years has now been published, promising a cleaner, greener and healthier environment post Brexit Currently farmers receive €4 billion in subsides each year, which is divided up related to the total amount of land farmed. For current subsidies farmers do not need to ‘do’ anything. The new […]
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Loch Roag Sea Lice: SSPO Defence Falls Flat

19/09/2018
Mea culpa……mea what? On September 3 we issued a news release detailing the deaths, in the Blackwater River (Isle of Lewis), of a substantial proportion of this Hebridean system’s wild adult salmon run.   The tip of the iceberg The corpses removed from the tidal Sea pool were likely just the tip of the iceberg […]
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River Itchen pollution: Alresford Salads trial chlorine-free cleaning products

13/09/2018
Is the end of chlorine-based cleaning products at Alresford salad washing plant finally in sight? Finally, it appears Alresford salad washing plant is planning to stop using chlorine-based cleaning products. This would mean that there would no longer be any products used to wash the site’s equipment that could react to form chloramines, which are […]
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High resolution monitoring is essential for river conservation

07/09/2018
This is a re-posting of an original article from Environmental Technology   High Resolution Monitoring on the Itchen Working on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC), researchers from the University of Portsmouth have been investigating nutrient concentrations in the Upper River Itchen, in Hampshire, UK, to better understand where phosphorus is coming from and […]
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Riverfly Census uncovers rare mayfly species: Brown May Dun

06/09/2018
The Brown May Dun (Heptagenia fuscorgrisea) As a result of our species level monitoring of riverfly life as part of our groundbreaking Riverfly Census, the highly elusive brown may dun Heptagenia fuscogrisea has recently been discovered in both the Usk (at Great Hadwick) and the Ribble (at Long Pool). Significant Discovery The rare brown may dun has a […]
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We achieve our vision 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.

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and the places they live

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SSPO Commitments

SSPO retreats from commitments given in evidence session to MSPs

11 Jul 2018
  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

Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award 2018

28 Jun 2018
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
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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S&TC Cymru: Snapshot survey of the River Tywi (Towy)

18 Jun 2018
  S&TC Cymru has reacted to growing concerns surrounding the prolific algal growth witnessed on the Tywi over recent weeks by conducting a snapshot survey of the most affected part of the river. Conditions at the time of the visit (11th of June 2018) reflected a prolonged absence of rain coupled with long days of […]
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Riverfly Census: Whitewater Sampling

05 Jun 2018
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
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 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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