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

£1.3 million has been raised to support this work.


There are two ways that you can support the Atlantic Salmon Trust Projects:
1. Make a bid on the Atlantic Salmon Trust online auction: www.astauction.com
2. Make a donation to the Atlantic Salmon Trust or specifically to the Missing Salmon Project.

If you would like to read the latest booklet on the Missing Salmon Project, please click here.

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

Latest News

Reports of Diseased Salmon

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

There are reports of small numbers of fish exhibiting signs of bleeding and/or ulceration being caught in Norway, Ireland and Scotland. These symptoms have been reported as being mainly along the area on the belly of the fish between the head and the tail. At the moment what is causing this trauma is unknown. Therefore it is incredibly important that the fish are screened for pathogens by an appropriate authority, and to do this they must be kept alive until a Fish Health Inspector can examine them. Unfortunately dead fish cannot provide the information needed to inform people of what is going on.

It would be advisable, if you do catch and land one of these fish, to follow normal biosecurity protocols and to disinfect your fishing tackle, landing net, waders and fishing jacket.

      diseased Salmon

The contact numbers for the various Fish Health Inspectors and organisations are:

Ireland – Marine Institute (Fish Health), https://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/areas-activity/fish-health/fish-health  Tel: (+) 353 (0)9 138 7200

Scotland – Marine Scotland Fish Health Inspectorate, https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Fish-Shellfish/FHI/Personnel  Tel: 0131 244 3498

England and Wales – Fish Health Inspectorate, https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/fish-health-inspectorate Tel: 01305 206700

Northern Ireland – DAERA Northern Ireland, https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/northern-ireland-disease-status-and-designation-notices Tel: 028 44 618090

Once we have further details as to what is causing this trauma we will place them on our website and social media pages.


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We Are Recruiting !

Monday, June 3, 2019

Vacancies – Part Time Communications Officer

We are growing our team and on the lookout for a highly motivated individual play a fundamental role in day to day operations of the AST.

Full Job description can be found by clicking on the link below.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by email to administrator@atlanticsalmontrust.org

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st June 2019.

Communications Co-ordinator May 2019

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Limited Edition International Year of the Salmon Reel

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Only 200 of these limited edition 7/9 reels have been produced by Loop.

Celebrating the International Year of the Salmon, each of these uniquely numbered reel has been beautifully engraved with the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

These closed faced classics, featuring the ultra modern power drag matrix system, are being sold in aid of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.
For full details on the reel and how to order, click here

IYOS reel2  IYOS reel1

Thank you to our friends at Loop for their support.


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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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