Lost at sea? The Atlantic salmon’s ocean odyssey

Lectures and events
Publication Date
17/12/2013
Featuring
Ken Whelan
Chris Todd
John Armstrong

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The golden eagle, red deer, red squirrel, otter, harbour seal and Atlantic salmon are iconic images of Scotland’s wildlife. The salmon’s life cycle and migrations have fascinated mankind for generations, but now something has gone wrong. Salmon are dying at sea; rivers all around the North Atlantic have been affected but, until recently, little was known about the migration patterns and distribution of salmon at sea and the factors affecting them.

New research has provided fascinating insights into why salmon are being lost at sea. This discussion forum focused on the challenges, new and old, faced by Atlantic salmon during their ocean odyssey. The event was supported by the Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust, the Fishmongers’ Company, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Featuring

Ken Whelan
Atlantic Salmon Trust
Chris Todd
University of St Andrews
John Armstrong
Marine Scotland Science

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