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

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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The Angling Trust and Fish Legal’s Annual Auction.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

As part of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal‘s 10 Year Celebration ,the auction will close at 10:00 pm on 29th January 2019 at their fundraising dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall, London.

In addition to the online auction,there will be eight live auction lots on the night . Highlights include a Champagne lunch on the Test for 3 rods and 2 tickets to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ stage show with a meet and greet with Paul Whitehouse !

Details for the lots on offer and how to bid, can be found by clicking here.

            Angling Trust

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We are recruiting !

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vacancies – Part Time Office Administrator

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 Wednesday 30th January 2019.

Part Time Administrator Job Description


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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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