The Argyll Fisheries Trust
Argyll Fisheries Trust is a Registered Scottish Charity with an objective to better understand and improve fish populations, their habitats and recreational fisheries for freshwater and migratory fish, including Atlantic salmon and brown trout. The Trust operates across Argyll & the Isles undertaking projects with a range of interests and partners including local fisheries, government agencies and private companies. The Trust and it's three full-time staff and a part-time administrator are managed by a board of directors drawn from a variety of interests across the region.
Scottish Registered Charity Charity No: SCO 24181 Reg 17th November 1995
Company Number 295524
Full Time Staff
Alan Kettle-White (Senior Fisheries Biologist)
Alan is from Reading. He graduated from the Sparsholt College in 1997, with a BSc Hons Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. Before joining AFT in 1998, Alan had previously worked for the Environment Agency in England. He was promoted to senior fisheries biologist in 1999 and has led the trust to many of its achievements to date. His main interests are restoration and genetics projects.
Graeme Anderson (Biologist)
Graeme completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen in 2010 and since then has mainly worked in salmonid research at the University of Glasgow including working closely with fisheries trusts around Scotland. Graeme has previously worked as a seasonal contractor for the trust in the past. Although not much of an angler, he has a great interest in all aquatic environments, marine and freshwater along with their inhabitants and how these can be looked after and enhanced.
Piran Crago (Biologist)
Piran is from Truro (Cornwall), but was brought up in the countryside of Brittany (France). Piran's father introduced him to fishing from a very young age and grew up on the banks of his local Bretton Trout streams, so he naturally became a passionate angler. Piran studied Ecology and Conservation at the Pole de formation de Briace (France), before graduating in 2019 from Sparsholt College, with a Bsc Hons Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. Piran had previously worked for a consultancy (Aquascop) in France. His main interests are River Restoration projects and general Fishery Management surveys.
Part Time Staff
Alyssa Stewart (Administrative Bookkeeper)
Alyssa is from Glasgow. She joined AFT in 2017, and is responsible for bookkeeping and administration.
Board of Directors
Mrs Jane Wright, MBE (Chairman)
Alasdair Reynolds (Vice Chairman)
Tim King (Treasurer)
Hugh Nicol (Company Secretary)
Roger Brook (Argyll District Salmon Fishery Board, Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland)
The Hon Mrs Tuggy Delap
Robert Younger (Fish Legal)