Mark Bilsby accepts the role as Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. The former River Director for the River Dee asks that you join him in supporting the work of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and work together in "Putting Wild Salmon First". For more information, visit: http://www.atlanticsalmontr...
50th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Symposium The AST 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala Dinner took place on Thursday 25th May, attended by AST Patron HRH The Prince of Wales and His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.
The fundraising auction held during the gala dinner generated more than £300,000 to help pay for research. Read more about the Study to reveal cause of dwindling salmon numbers. A further £125,000 was raised in pledges by new members of the AST Presidents Club.
If you’d like to read more about the work of the Trust and see the great selection of lots that were donated for the auction you can browse the catalogue.
Thank you to our donors for the 100 fantastic lots that we auctioned in the online/silent auction and live auction.
Thank you to those that took part in the auction at the event and from their homes. Nearly 500 guests attended the event at Syon Park House in London on a perfect summers day!
Thank you to the Duke of Northumberland, Earl Percy and the teams at Syon Park House for allowing to us to use the house for our 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Thank you to our Fundraising Committee, especially Chair Peter Landale, and Roly Peto of Fulling Mill.
Thank you to our sponsors: Hare, Roxtons, Gillespie MacAndrew and Saffrey Champness.
Thank you to Rhubarb catering and Tower Productions, and everyone else that helped us!
Improving smolt survival in rivers and estuaries This Conference, which took place on the 14th & 15th March 2017, was jointly organised by The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation
Presentations were recorded, and the videos have been edited alongside the presentation. The whole series is available online on the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s YouTube channel : Click Here or scroll down to view presentation titles and individual links.
The conference addressed key issues of salmon and sea trout smolt survival during the critical early stages of their migration, in rivers and in estuaries.
With fewer salmon surviving at sea, it is vital to ensure that as many healthy wild salmon and sea trout smolts as possible leave our rivers. The Conference explored how this could best be achieved. Leading scientists outlined the results of the latest research into the factors affecting smolt numbers, such as predation, barriers to migration and pollution, in both rivers and inshore waters, and highlighted the implications of this for the management of salmon and sea trout.
The Conference took place in the Guild Hall in the ancient town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.