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

Bucket List Trip to Alphonse Island, Seychelles

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Atlantic Salmon Trust is delighted to present this bucket list holiday of a lifetime to Alphonse Island, Seychelles, kindly donated by Blue Safari Seychelles.

All proceeds from this sealed bid auction will go directly to the AST.


Please click on the link below for full details of the lot and how to bid.

Good Luck !

Alphonse Lot

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The Laxford Sea-Trout Tagging Project

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Our Tracking co-ordinator Dr Matt Newton has been busy in the last few weeks in North West Scotland at the Laxford Sea Trout Tracking Project recovering acoustic receivers. Some of these receivers are the first investment from the AST in their Acoustic Telemetry programme, going forward they will be deployed in the Moray Firth where AST will be tracking over 800 Atlantic salmon smolts from seven river systems to 80km from shore. This will be the furthest a salmon smolt has been tracked from the UK.

It will enable us to partition mortality throughout their early migration and identify, at the regional level, where mortality is highest. This will enable us to pinpoint future research and identify exactly what is causing that mortality.

The Laxford Sea Trout Tracking project is a collaborative project with West Sutherland Fisheries Trust, University of Glasgow, AST and Marine Scotland Science.

100 sea trout have been tagged and will be monitored across 40 acoustic receivers throughout the Loch. The aim of the project is to understand the habitat use of the fish within Loch Laxford with this data it is possible to inform management strategies, such as restoration that can protect, enhance and improve sea trout populations.

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Hardy and Salmon and Trout Conservation join forces for outstanding flagship lot.

Monday, November 12, 2018


The Atlantic Salmon Trust are delighted to support our sister organisation Salmon & Trout Conservation with their forthcoming Dinner and Annual Auction.

This is on the back of their exciting new partnership with leading tackle manufacturer, Hardy. This collaboration will see the two organisations work together on various projects to conserve wild fish and their waters, including the production and auction of two truly bespoke Hardy outfits for S&TC’s glittering auction this November.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust are pleased to see such a collaboration between these organisation that combine their mutual passion for protecting wild fish and their habitats.

The flagship lot at this year’s S&TC auction is an extremely generous contribution from Hardy. Details for the lots on offer and how to bid, can be found at https://salmon-troutauction.com/lite-ui/?controller=home

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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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