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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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.
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