Science-led. Action driven.

We use science to drive changes to water policy; improving the condition of our rivers and supporting 'nature's hatchery' of wild fish.

We turn evidence into action through our three core projects

Learn more about SmartRivers, Salmon Farm Reform and Water Action.

We have been defending wild fish for over 100 years

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Latest Updates

Relief for Welsh rivers as Government commit to agricultural pollution regulations

25 February 2021
Members and supporters of Salmon & Trout Conservation in Wales will be well aware of our relief that the Welsh Government has finally committed to the introduction of regulations to curb the scourge of agricultural pollution in Welsh rivers. The Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) Regulations 2021 are due to come into force on […]

Untangled Talks with Feargal Sharkey

24 February 2021
On Thursday 18th February, over 260 guests attended an evening of conversation with Salmon & Trout Conservation VP, Feargal Sharkey. The first in a new series from Salmon and Trout Conservation (S&TC) in which host Matthew Wright seeks to untangle the people and issues associated with wild fish conservation. Nick Measham, CEO of S&TC, said: […]

NRW’s planning advice on Wye pollution ineffective say conservation organisations Fish Legal and Salmon & Trout Conservation

09 February 2021
Aquatic conservation organisations Fish Legal and Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) have written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) about on-going pollution of the River Wye and its headwaters and tributaries. Following the publication of NRW’s “planning advice” to Councils on development on or near the River Wye and tributaries, Fish Legal and S&TC have told […]

Salmon & Trout Conservation sponsors wildlife filmmaker Jack Perks latest project

08 February 2021
Salmon and Trout Conservation (S&TC) has announced its support of leading wildlife photographer and film maker, Jack Perks, in his latest project Britain’s Hidden Fishes. Nick Measham, CEO at S&TC, said: “we are delighted and proud to support this excellent initiative from Jack. We hope that this film will give the UK’s wild fish population […]

River Lugg: EA issued with EDR

08 December 2020
Salmon & Trout Conservation issues formal request to the Environment Agency under the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015 over horrendous damage caused to the River Lugg in Herefordshire. Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) has today issued a formal request for action under Regulation 29 of the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) […]

Severn Trent to adopt SmartRivers

11 November 2020
SmartRivers welcomes its first water company hosted volunteer hub We are pleased to announce that Severn Trent is the first water company to enrol into the SmartRivers programme. SmartRivers is the volunteer arm of the Riverfly Census, where invertebrates are sampled and analysed to species-level. The species lists are then used to calculate biometrics that […]

Sea lice rampant on salmon farms

02 November 2020
Shocking photos show sea lice rampant on salmon farms in Scotland Shocking footage passed to Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland reveals horrendous sea lice parasite problems currently occurring on salmon farms in Argyll & Bute, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. The appalling conditions documented on Vacasay salmon farm on the Isle of Lewis in September […]

Don’t just take our word for it

30 October 2020
The Salmon Interactions Working Group proposals to protect wild salmon and sea trout will not work. But don’t just take our word for it….. The Salmon Interactions Working Group (SIWG), which includes Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS), has proposed a system of adaptive management, through the sampling of sea trout in sea lochs by netting, “to […]

Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill

15 October 2020
Philip Dunne MP launches new Bill to tackle river pollution Salmon & Trout Conservation warmly welcomes the introduction of the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill, aimed at tackling the unacceptable levels of raw sewage being discharged into our rivers and streams. Rt. Hon Philip Dunne MP for Ludlow has published his Private Member’s Bill designed to […]

It’s the perfume that you notice first.

15 October 2020
“If we can’t conserve the most protected, how can we ever conserve the rest?” Feargal Sharkey, recently appointed a Salmon & Trout Conservation Vice President writes, It’s the perfume that you notice first. Not in that pleasingly attractive CHANEL N° 5 kind of a way but more in that acrid, back of the throat, ammonia […]

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