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A coordinated approach twards development of a scientific basis for management of wild Atlantic salmon in the North-East Atlantic

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
The problems to be addressed Salmon display great plasticity in the age at which they migrate to sea, the age at which they mature, and the occurrence of repeat spawning. This may lead to significant overlap of generations. Additionally, because of their diadromous life cycle and varied oceanic migration behaviour, physical/temporal overlap occurs in oceanic and home-water fisheries, many of which exploit salmon from more than one river stock.

While biological information can be gathered on fish numbers in rivers with monitoring programmes, and in coastal and high seas fisheries, it is very difficult at present to relate this to production at the population level and to advise managers on how many fish can be safely caught nationally, regionally, or locally, while still fulfilling long-term management goals.

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION
Address
Newforge Lane
Belfast
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Tutkijantie 2
Oulu
FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES FRESHWATERS FISHERIES LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Faskally
Pitlochry
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA) DEPARTEMENT HALIEUETIQUE LABORATOIRE D'ECOLOGIE HYDROBIOLOGIQUE
France
Address
65, Rue De Saint-brieuc
Rennes
INSTITUTE OF FRESHWATER FISHERIES
Iceland
Address
Vagnhöfda 7
Reykjavik
MARINE INSTITUTE FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER
Ireland
Address
Abbotstown
Dublin
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR NATURE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF AQUATIC ECOLOGY
Norway
Address
Tungasletta 2
Trondheim
SWEDISH SALMON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Forskarstigen
Älvkarleby
THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE CEFAS LOWESTOFT LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft, Suffolk
THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY NATIONAL SALMON AND TROUT FISHERIES CENTRE
United Kingdom
Address
Rivers House St Mellon's Business Park
Cardiff