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2010 Projects by Topic Area

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

C17 Fi1 Fr2 Ir8 Sw1 Ew11 Ni2 Sc3 N14 R2 U6

Time series of marine survival in relation to environmental parameters (e.g. SST) Sc4 E1 Ir2 Ni1 N2 N6

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

C15 E2 U7

C2 C6 N8
Migratory behaviour of individual fish
e.g. active smolt tracking; use of data storage tags

C16 C18 C20 De3 N15 N18 U4 U5

C1 C3 C4 C5 C10 C11 C12 De1 De2 Ir5 Ew1 N5 N12 U3
Origin of catches in directed fisheries
e.g. genetic analysis and scale analysis
C21 D1 Fi2 Fr3 Ew10 Sc5 Sc7 Sc8 N17 R3 U9 F1 C9 C13 C14 Ir6 Ew6 N11
Migration and bioenergetic models   Ew4 U1
By-catches in pelagic fisheries
e.g. sampling of commercial pelagic catches
  N3 R1
Life history/
biological processes
Life History
Courtesy of Gilbert van Ryckevorsel
Freshwater factors
e.g. age, growth, migration timing
Ew13 Ew15 Fr1 Ew8 Ew9
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

C19 Ew12 Sc6 C8 N1 U2
Development of methodsDevelopment of Methods
Courtesy of Marine Institute, Ireland
Post-smolt survey methods
e.g. development of trawls with cameras, tag detection
  Ir4 Sc1
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
N13 N16 Ir1 Ir3 Ir7 Ew3 N4 N9 N10
e.g. predation in estuaries/coastal areas
U8 Sc2
Obstructions to fish movements
e.g. barrages
e.g. acidification; freshwater contaminants
Ew14 C7 Ew2 Ew7





































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