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New Three-Year Project to Study Salmon's Life Cycle

15th January 2013
New Three-Year Project to Study Salmon's Life Cycle

#Angling - The start of a new three-year strategy to study the life cycle of the salmon will be a priority for the Atlantic Salmon Trust (AST) in 2013.

Writing in The Irish Times yesterday, angling correspondent Derek Evans highlights the key points from the trust's newsletter review of 2012, which discusses the 'Three Pillar' approach identified at last month's Ocean Silver Conference.

Under the first pillar, the 'ocean zone', the AST will identify migration routes and work with relevant authorities to ensure salmon movements are monitored and that fish are given safe passage.

The second pillar comprises coastal waters, whereby threats to salmon migrations such as pollution, climate change and renewable energy projects will be tackled.

'The Freshwater Environment' is the third pillar, which will raise a more holistic awareness of salmon fisheries, from river slows to the role of small streams and the potential benefits of stocking.

Salmon stocking will be the subject of a major conference hosted by the AST in tandem with IBIS in Glasgow this coming November, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

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