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2017 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 C26 De3 Fi1 Fr2 Ir8 Ir15 Ir17 Sw1 Ew11 Ni2 Sc3 N14 R2

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

Fi3 Sc4

E1 E3 Ir2 Ni1 N2 N6 U11

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

C2 C6 C15 E2 N8 U7
Migratory behaviour of individual fish
e.g. active smolt tracking; use of data storage tags

C16 C18 C25 C27 C29 C30 C31 C32 C33 De4 De5 Ir12 Ir13 Ir14 Ni4 N18 U4 U5 U10 U13 U16

C1 C3 C4 C5 C10 C11 C12 C20 C22 C23De1 De2 Ir5 Ir9 Ew1 Ni3N5 N12 N15 U3
Origin of catches in directed fisheries
e.g. genetic analysis and scale analysis
C24 D1 N21 U9 F1 C9 C13 C14 C21 Fi2 Fr3 Ir6 Ew6 Ew10 Ew18 Sc5 Sc7 Sc8 N11 N17 N19 R3
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
Fr1 Ew8 Ew13Ew15
Pre-fishery-recruitment marine factors
e.g. environment, food, predation, growth, parasites and diseases
Ir10 U14 Ew9 N7 U12

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

Sc6 U17 C8 C19 C28 Ew12 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
Ir11 Ir16 N13 Ir1 Ir3 Ir7 Ew3 N4 N9 N10 N16 N20
e.g. predation in estuaries/coastal areas
U15 Sc2 U8
Obstructions to fish movements
e.g. barrages
Ew16 Ew5
e.g. acidification; freshwater contaminants
C34 Ew17 C7 Ew2 Ew7Ew14







































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