period of low abundance of Atlantic salmon appears to be related to
poor survival of salmon at sea. For some monitored stocks, marine mortality
is currently twice as high as in the 1970s and this has been linked to climate change.
In 2001, NASCO established
an International Atlantic Salmon Research Board (IASRB) to promote collaboration
and cooperation on research into the causes of marine mortality of Atlantic
salmon and the opportunities to counteract this mortality. In 2005, the IASRB developed and implemented a comprehensive, innovative programme of research on salmon at sea, the SALSEA Programme, with coordinated marine sampling initiatives launched in 2008. Read more...
NASCO had previously agreed a Resolution on scientific research fishing. Read more...