Here is some info on the ongoing smolt tracking work on the Moray Firth.
Hopefully, this might convince some folks that fishery science is essential, if we are to fully understand and get some conclusive proof of what is happening to our fish.
Atlantic Salmon Trust
Noticed in todays Herald that the people in charge of keeping an eye on the stocks of parr/smolts are asking people to pay £100 to have a smolt named after them and kept informed of its progress.
Just wondering if you get a refund when it is a goosanders nibble.
The results of the smolt migration study on the River Dee have just been released. This year there were minimal fatalities from in river predation. The majorities of losses occurred in the last 1.5 km within the harbour.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolt and early post-smolt migration and survival inferred from multi-year and multi-stock acoustic telemetry studies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, northwest Atlantic | ICES Journal of Marine Science | Oxford Academic
An interesting smolt survey on Canadian Atlantic...
River levels in my neck of the woods have been reasonably high this spring which should have helped the smolt run descend the rivers quite quickly and hopefully avoid the worst of predation by FEBs. What conditions have the rest of the country had ?
As per the recent released report from the Dee Board and Investigation on smolt mortality at up to 70%, I kinda got me wondering why some rivers have good or decent salmon runs and others not so, presumably due in part to these horrendous losses to FEB.
Just 2 Rivers that spring to mind that...
I cant find the paper just but now, did read a paper previously that detailed how smolts were now generally s2 (2nd year smolts?) as opposed to previously, where they were a mixture of s2, s3 and s4, with only a small amount being s2.
The S2 did make sense to me as on the Southie, I see plenty...
I am a new forum member and this my first post - hopefully it will be of interest.
As an ex-official of the LLAIA I would like to share with this forum some of the work associated with the “failed” smolt programme that was run a number of years ago now.
I see the complete rubbishing of stocking...
On several occasions in responding to threads on the subject of smolt survival I have quoted from the synoptic (i.e. study of studies) research conducted by Bley and Moring at the University of Maine in 1988, commissioned by the (then) US Fish and Wildlife Service. However, this document, which...
Improving smolt survival in rivers and estuariesThis 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...