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2007 Ongoing Projects by SALSEA Work Package

SALSEA Work Packages

Work package 1 : Supporting technologies

Task 1: Genetic tagging to determine stock origin

Task 2: Sampling equipment evolution

Task 3: Signals from scales

C8, C9, C10, D1, E6, E12,E16, E22, I7, N5


C1, E5, E10, I4

Work package 2: Early migration through the inshore zone: fresh water, eatuaries and coastal waters

Task 1: Investigate the influence of biological characteristics of Atlantic salmon smolts on their marine mortality

Task 2: The impacts of physical factors in fresh water on marine mortality of Atlantic salmon

Task 3: Preparing to migrate – investigate the influence of freshwater contaminants on the marine survival of Atlantic salmon

Task 4: The part played by key predators

Task 5: The impact of aquaculture on mortality of salmon

C3, E4, E7, E8, E9, E15, E19, E21, E23, I1, N3, R1, U4


C2, E2

E11, U6

E17, N2, N6

Work Package 3: Investigating the distribution and migration of salmon at sea

Task 1: Distribution and migration mechanisms – develop theoretical migration models

Task 2: A common approach – refine the plans for a large-scale marine survey

Task 3: Salmon at sea – carry out a comprehensive survey

Task 4: Distribution and migration – analyse and collate data



N1, N4,R2, U5


Appendix 1: Supporting technologies, further development of which will support the SALSEA programme

1. Novel trawl sampling technologies

2. Data storage tags

3. Coded wire tagging

4. Sonic tags and sonic detector arrays

I2, I3, I5, I6

E12, I4

C4,C5, C6, C7, E14, E20, U1, U2, U3

At its 2007 meeting the Board recognised that acoustic tagging projects contribute to understanding the migration and distribution of salmon at sea and when the inventory is updated in 2008 these projects should be allocated to SALSEA workpackage 3.

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