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2007 Ongoing Projects by Topic Area

Topic Area
Long-term monitoring
Long Term Monitoring
Time-series of marine survival/growth estimates
e.g. essential on-going tagging/monitoring programmes

C3 E4 E7 E8 E9 E13 E15 E19 E21 E23 I1 N3 R1 U4

Time series of marine survival in relation to environmental parameters (e.g. SST) E10 I4 N8

migration in the sea

Distribution Migration in the sea
Courtesy of Marine Institute, Ireland

Distribution of salmon in the sea
e.g. marine surveys of post-smolt distribution; identification of fish caught
E18 N4 U5
Migratory behaviour of individual fish
e.g. active smolt tracking; use of data storage tags

C4 C5 C6 C7 E13 E20 I3 I5 I6 U1 U2 U3

Origin of catches in directed fisheries
e.g. genetic analysis and scale analysis
C8 C9 C10 D1 E6 E12 E16 E22 I7 N5
Migration and bioenergetic models  
By-catches in pelagic fisheries
e.g. sampling of commercial pelagic catches
Life history/
biological processes
Life History
Courtesy of Gilbert van Ryckevorsel
Freshwater factors
e.g. age, growth, migration timing
Pre-fishery-recruitment marine factors
e.g. environment, food, predation, growth, parasites and diseases

Post-fishery-recruitment marine factors
e.g. environment, food, predation, maturation processes, growth

C1, E5
Development of methodsDevelopment of Methods
Courtesy of Marine Institute, Ireland
Post-smolt survey methods
e.g. development of trawls with cameras, tag detection
Electronic tag technology
e.g. development of smaller/smarter/cheaper tags
Specific natural and anthropogenic factorsSpecific Factors
Courtesy of SSPO, Scotland
Fish farms
e.g. increased sea lice infestations
E17 N2 N6
e.g. predation in estuaries/coastal areas
E11 U6
Obstructions to fish movements
e.g. barrages
e.g. acidification; freshwater contaminants
C2 E2






























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