River Forth Fisheries Trust
To advance for public benefit environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing all species of freshwater fish and their environments primarily but not limited to the inland and coastal waters of the River Forth catchment including all waters which enter the Forth Estuary and Firth of Forth.
To advance the education of the public and any association, company, local authority, administrative or governmental agency or public body or representative body in:
- The understanding of aquatic ecosystems, including their fauna, flora and economic or social activity, and river catchment management.
- The need for, and benefits of, protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic environments.
The Trust is a member of Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) which represents all of Scotland’s Fisheries Trusts covering in excess of 80% of Scotland’s rivers. Working closely alongside, although independently from, the Forth District Salmon Fishery Board, The Trust will address the growing number of local issues facing both migratory and non-migratory species and collaborate in national programmes.