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Atlantic Salmon Trust

The President’s Club

As part of our efforts to “Save the Atlantic Salmon” we launched our Presidents Club in 2017. The Presidents Club will have a limited number of key supporters, who care passionately about the Atlantic Salmon and can help provide financial sustainability to fund the Trusts project work and core costs.

The Presidents club is hosted by our President, Earl Percy. George is a keen fisherman and passionate about the future survival of Atlantic Salmon as a species. George is dedicated to scientific research as the route to finding a solution to halt the salmon population decline and will be hosting a Presidents Club meetings to present our projects and strategy, and invite comment on the Trusts work. This is your chance to have a seat at the table and speak directly to the key decision makers at the AST.

Major donors of the Trust are asked for a minimum contribution of £5,000 a year for a period of 5 years to join the Presidents Club. We are funding 3 significant projects into Atlantic Salmon: Acoustic Tracking, eDNA and Aquaculture. The Presidents Club will help the Trust finance these ambitious project areas and help answer “What is happening to our salmon at Sea?”.

If you would like to learn more about the Presidents Club please contact


Earl Percy

George Percy left Edinburgh University in 2007 with a MA degree in Geography, specialising in Political, Energy and Environmental Geography, then went on to study Arabic at the University of Damascus in Syria. Upon returning to the UK, he founded a geothermal energy business, Cluff Geothermal, in 2010, alongside Algy Cluff and Professor Paul Younger, Rankine Chair of Energy Engineering at Glasgow University. He still runs that company that has energy interests now in Kenya, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

George grew up in the North East of England, and after catching his first salmon at the age of 8 and spending much of youth (and a fair amount of his adulthood) on the North Tyne and the Coquet rivers, his passion and interest in the sport and the salmon flourished.


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