Salmon at the Edge
August 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
Generated from papers given at the landmark Sixth Atlantic
Salmon Symposium, held in Edinburgh, UK, Salmon at the Edge
contains a huge wealth of information on such important topics as
the impact of salmon farming, the behaviour of post-smolts in their
early migration and their vulnerability to by-catch, and the use of
nutrient enrichment and habitat enhancement to increase production
of juvenile salmonids.
With chapters written by internationally-known and respected
authors, and including a message of support from His Royal Highness
The Prince of Wales, this important volume is essential reading for
all those involved with salmonid fishes, including fish biologists,
fisheries scientists and managers, environmental, marine and
freshwater scientists, and personnel involved in salmon
aquaculture. Libraries in all universities and research
establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should
have copies on their shelves.
The Sixth Atlantic Salmon Symposium, from which chapters in this
book have been generated, was organised by The Atlantic Salmon
Trust and The Atlantic Salmon Federation, and was
published with the financial support of The
Fishmongers’ Company and Scottish and Southern
Derek Mills of The Atlantic Salmon Trust, Pitlochry, Perthshire, UK has many years of research, writing and editing experience in salmon biology and fisheries
Message from His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Chapter 1 Opening Address Eroding the edge- the future of coastal waters.
Into the Unknown the First Weeks at Sea.
Chapter 2. Migration and distribution of Atlantic salmon post-smolts in the North Sea and North-east Atlantic.
Chapter 3. Smolt tracking at sea- a search rewarded.
Chapter 4. The ecology of post-smolts of Atlantic Salmon.
Running the Gauntlet - Inshore and Coastal Hazards.
Chapter 5. The significance of marine mammal predation on salmon and sea trout.
Chapter 6. Predation on post-smolt Atlantic salmon by gannets: research implications and opportunities.
Chapter 7. Progress in ending mixed-stock fisheries: United Kingdom.
Chapter 8. Closing the North American mixed-stock commercial fishery for wild Atlantic salmon.
Chapter 9. Assessing and managing the impacts of marine salmon farms on wild Atlantic salmon in western Scotland: identifying priority rivers for conservation.
Chapter 10. The relationship between sea lice infestation, sea lice production and sea trout survival in Ireland, 1922-2001.
Chapter 11. Mortality of seaward migrating post-smolts of Atlantic salmon due to salmon lice infection in Norwegian salmon stocks.
Chapter 12. A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life history traits of native, ranched, non-native, farmed and ‘hybrid’ Atlantic salmon under natural conditions.
Chapter 13. Finding resolution to farmed salmon issues in eastern North America.
Chapter 14. Delivering the solutions- the salmon farmer’s point of view.
Beacons of Hope.
Chapter 15. The return of salmon to cleaner rivers- a Scottish perspective.
Chapter 16. The return of salmon to cleaner rivers- England and Wales.
Chapter 17. Opening up new habitat: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) enhancement in Newfoundland.
Chapter 18. Optimising wild Salmon production.
Pointers for the Future.
Chapter 19. Stream restoration for anadromous salmonids by the addition of habitat and nutrients.
Chapter 20. Prospects for improved oceanic conditions.
Putting it Together.
Chapter 21. The European Water Framework Directive and its implications for catchment management.
Reports and Recommendations.
The Way Ahead.
* Edited by Derek Mills, well respected for his previous publications
* supported by the Atlantic Salmon Trust
PNS (Public News Service) Publishing 500
“[Salmon at the Edge] discusses the problems faced by wild
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and sea trout (S. trutta) in
estuaries and coastal regions and in their early weeks of life at
sea. Also discussed is the impact of salmon farming, the behaviour
of post-smolts during early mogration and their vulnerability to
by-catch, and the use of nutrient enrichment and habitat
enhancement to increase production of juvenile
“I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in
Atlantic salmon and I agree with the publisher’s assessment
on the back cover that it is “essential reading” for
students and professionals involved with research or management of
salmonid fishes or with salmon aquaculture.”
"I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in
Atlantic salmon and I agree with the publishers assessment... it is
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