SAMARCH is a new €7.8m five-year project (2017-2022) part funded by the France England Interreg Channel programme.

The project will provide new transferable scientific evidence to inform the management of salmon and sea trout (salmonids) in the estuaries and coastal waters of both the French and English sides of the Channel.

SAMARCH is a cross-border project, with 10 partner organisations 5 in France and 5 in the UK.

This project will use state of the art fish monitoring facilities on 5 rivers across the south of England and northern France, including the Freshwater Biological Association's River Laboratory on the River Frome, the Environment Agency's facilities on the River Tamar, the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique's facilities on Rivers Scorff and Oir and their specialist fish research team, as well as the Agence Française pour la Biodiversité's facilites on River Bresle.

Within the SAMARCH project there are four technical work-packages:

  • Fish Tracking
  • Genetic Tool Development
  • Salmonid Stock Assessment Models
  • Stakeholders and Training

S&TC are key partners in the Stakeholders and Training work package. We organised and hosted the 2019 SAMARCH international salmonid coastal and marine telemetry workshop, plus we formatted the proceedings from the conference into a 'Blue Book'.

More detail about the work packages and their aims can be found on the SAMARCH website here.

Latest SAMARCH news

The SAMARCH Project International Salmonid Coastal and Marine Telemetry Workshop

By ST Comms | 07/05/2020
The “Blue Book” Based on a workshop organised by Salmon & Trout Conservation and Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust on behalf of the SAMARCH Project and the Atlantic Salmon Trust in Southampton, UK, on the 5th and 6th November 2019. SAMARCH is a five-year project with a grant of €5.8m from the EU’s France Channel […]

SAMARCH technical workshop

By ST Comms | 23/09/2019
SAMARCH Technical Workshop On behalf of the SAMARCH project, we invite scientists and fishery managers to attend our technical workshop. REGISTER BY: 30 SEP 2019 The event is organised by Salmon & Trout Conservation, GWCT, and Atlantic Salmon Trust. SAMARCH is a five-year project with a grant of €5.8m from the EU’s France Channel […]

S&TC partners in EU project to provide vital research on salmon and sea trout populations in the English Channel

By Chris | 05/07/2017
An environmental project that will provide vital research on rapidly declining salmon and sea trout (Salmonid) populations, is set to receive a multimillion pound investment from the EU’s Interreg France (Channel) England programme. The project is called SAMARCH (SAlmonid MAnagement Round the CHannel), which is being led by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). […]

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.

Stay up to date with our latest news & press releases