The Atlantic Salmon Trust was Founded in 1967 in response to growing concerns about over exploitation of wild salmon in the Faroes and Greenland Coastal waters.

Since then we have acquired a reputation as an influential advocate for salmon conservation within the United Kingdom. Traditionally our work has been in the freshwater environment, but more recently we have focused on the lives of wild salmon at sea.

This year our major piece of work is The Missing Salmon Project, this comprises of two major components:
1. The Likely Suspects Framework
2. The Missing Salmon Project

Over £1million is needed to support this work.


There are two ways that you can support the Atlantic Salmon Trust Campaigns:
1. Make a bid on the Atlantic Salmon Trust online auction: www.astauction.com
2. Make a donation to the Crowd Funding Campaign: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/themissingsalmonproject

It is also possible to make a donation directly to the Trust. Please contact pamela@atlanticsalmontrust.org

Latest News

Job Vacancy – Fisheries Director

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Cromarty Firth District Salmon Fishery Board and Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust are currently recruiting for a Fisheries Director.

Full job description and details of how to apply can be found by clicking on the link below.

Cromarty Firth District Salmon Fishery Board – Fisheries Director

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Fisheries Management Scotland Conference 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

“Salmon and People in a Changing World”

29th March 2019
National Museum of Scotland

2019 is the International Year of the Salmon – a unique initiative which will bring people together to share and develop knowledge, raise awareness and take action to address the environmental and man-made challenges faced by salmon.

Working with partners in the Missing Salmon Project, the Fisheries Management Scotland Annual Conference will focus on how key pressures on wild salmon are being addressed and prioritised, drawing on international best practice.

The conference will be followed by a Drinks Reception & Dinner hosted by Fisheries Management Scotland in partnership with Loop Tackle.

Further details are available from the Fisheries Management Website: http://fms.scot/events/annual-conference/

Book your place on the conference Eventbrite site: CLICK HERE

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Conference starts at 9.30am
Reception and Conference dinner start at 6.30pm

Draft Conference Programme: CLICK HERE


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Salmon and Sea Trout Tracking Co-ordinator

Thursday, January 17, 2019


The Atlantic Salmon Trust is a leading salmon and sea trout conservation charity that seeks to improve the freshwater and marine populations of Atlantic salmon and sea trout from catchments flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. It is based in the UK but has a reach and reputation that extends around the fisheries world.

The Trust is looking to appoint a permanent and full time salmon and sea trout tracking co-ordinator to stimulate, develop, and where appropriate, undertake and manage fish telemetry projects so that we may gain a better understanding of fish movements and their survival.

To view the full job description, please click Fish Tracking Coordinator Job Description January 2019.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please get in touch via email info@atlanticsalmontrust.org

Applications are by CV and covering letter which should be sent to info@atlanticsalmontrust.org no later than Monday 11th February 2019.

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Policy and Research

The job of the Trust is to show people how both species can be conserved and managed to enable their value to society to be realised sustainably. The Trust’s work concentrates on improving our knowledge of these fish, their habitats and their complex and fascinating life histories, and the threats to their survival. Until recently this knowledge was confined mainly to the freshwater aspects of their life cycle, but the AST is now focusing on the migration and marine phase of their life cycle.
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Current Priorities

As the UK's only charity whose work is devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout, the AST's focus is on the whole lives of these fish, in both freshwater and marine environments. Our current priority is to find out why and where salmon and sea trout are dying and the AST is directing its focus on the migration of salmonids, and the lower river, coastal and marine environment.
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Activities and Services

The Trust facilitates research, undertakes projects, organises events and communicates its findings to anglers, fishery managers, owners and the public. To keep our Friends and Supporters informed the Trust will be publishing an annual report, issuing monthly news updates and news flashes and maintaining an up-to-date website.
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