Scotland

Our proud record north of the border speaks for itself. See how we’ve worked to protect and secure healthy and sustainable wild fish stocks in Scotland.

Salmon farming

A sustainable future for wild fish

Salmon Farm Reform

We believe that a future is possible where Scottish salmon farming and wild fish can both thrive. In the medium term this can only be achieved by moving farming into closed tank systems. Doing this will prevent the spread of disease and parasites to wild salmon and sea trout. Whilst working towards this goal, we have to ensure effective regulation of farms so wild fish are better protected.

Mixed stock netting

Putting a stop to non-selective nets

A netted salmon

With wild salmon and sea trout stocks in serious decline, the indiscriminate netting of fish along our coasts was increasingly unsustainable. We worked to close these fisheries, ensuring that fish from the most sensitive river populations were not killed and so able to breed.

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What's happening with Scotland's wild fish?

Find out what is happening to wild fish in Scotland and download our infographic with key campaign facts.

Help us reform Scottish salmon farming

We have a unique opportunity to influence real positive change and provide legal protection for our wild fish.

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Latest Scottish news

Wild Salmon Strategy Statement

14/01/2022
Too little, too late Regrettably, the detail within Scottish Government’s new Wild Salmon Strategy provides little cause for optimism. On the positive side, we welcome the requirement for SEPA to […] Read More

S&TC launches new innovative salmon farming sea lice heat map

01/12/2021
Wednesday, 1st December The new map highlights locations, intensity and scale of the main sea lice infestations on salmon farms on a weekly basis. Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS) […] Read More

COP26 caterers sourcing farmed salmon from company with appalling environmental record

27/10/2021
Loch Duart Ltd is the only salmon producer in receipt of Scottish Government Enforcement Notices during 2021 over failure to control sea lice parasites Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland says […] Read More

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Salmon Farming Inquiry Evidence

Help to secure a sustainable future for Scotland’s wild fish