S&TC England

S&TC ENGLAND

WE ARE THE VOICE FOR WILD FISH IN ENGLAND

 

The diversity of river systems found in England is incredible. We work to protect these unique places and the wild salmon, trout and other life that depends on them.

We achieve this, with your help, through two of our flagship campaigns:

RIVERFLY CENSUS

A BENCHMARK FOR RIVER LIFE

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Water insects are the foundation for life in our rivers and streams.

We are unlocking their potential as indicators of river health to help you understand what’s really happening under the surface and better protect our fish and water life.

LIVING RIVERS

REVIVING OUR WATERY PLACES

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Rivers are homes for wildlife. Yet they are being polluted and abstracted, damaging their ecology.

With your help we can lead the fight to keep them clean and give our fish, birds and mammals a safe, healthy and flourishing place to live.

S&TC ENGLAND NEWS

Freshwater Biological Association – courses are back for 2022

13/12/2021
The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is alive and well, and pleased to announce that training courses are back for 2022! It has been announced that the FBA are restarting training courses at a new venue, on the banks of Windermere, from next spring (Covid restrictions allowing). The new venue is just a few miles south of […] Read More

Chalk streams: at the frontline of the river crisis

15/10/2021
Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) welcomes the new Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy, published today, calling for chalk streams in England to be given enhanced environmental status. The strategy, put forward by the Catchment Based Approach’s (CaBA) Chalk Stream Restoration Working Group, sets out recommendations to protect and restore chalk streams in England. Chalk streams face […] Read More

FreshWater Watch: John’s Story

25/08/2021
As you probably already know, SmartRivers is proud to be part of the Riverfly Partnership’s ‘Riverfly Plus’ toolkit, alongside other exciting citizen science projects like FreshWater Watch. We’re sharing the experiences of John Pratt, who monitors the River Evenlode through this brilliant scheme.   FreshWater Watch is a global citizen science programme from Earthwatch Europe, […] Read More

River Lugg: EA issued with EDR

08/12/2020
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) […] Read More

Severn Trent to adopt SmartRivers

11/11/2020
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 […] Read More

Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill

15/10/2020
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 […] Read More

It’s the perfume that you notice first.

15/10/2020
“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 […] Read More

Time for bespoke regulatory targets for all chalkstreams

13/10/2020
Chalkstreams are as internationally rare and ecologically important as coral reefs or rainforests, and 85% of the world’s chalkstreams are found in England. With this comes a responsibility to protect them, something at the moment we are failing to deliver, with evidence of many stretches running dry, whilst others are clogged with nuisance algae and huge […] Read More

SmartRivers developments and achievements during lockdown

02/10/2020
As with everything right now, SmartRivers (the volunteer arm of the Riverfly Census) is navigating its way through the ‘new normal’. However, despite restrictions forcing us to postpone travelling and training courses this year, lockdown gave us the time to make SmartRivers even smarter.   SmartRivers – now an IFM certified course We are delighted […] Read More

MoRPh: a tool for assessing river habitats at biological monitoring sites

25/09/2020
As you probably already know, SmartRivers is proud to be part of the Riverfly Partnership’s ‘Riverfly Plus’ toolkit, alongside other exciting citizen science projects like MoRPh – the modular river survey River organisms respond to their environment and so it is important to monitor any environmental changes. Often the environment is characterised through water chemistry […] Read More

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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.

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