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Salmon Summit

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The 'Salmon Summit', an international symposium Co-Convened by NASCO and ICES entitled 'Salmon at Sea: Scientific Advances and their Implications for Management', was held at L'Aquarium, La Rochelle, France, during 11-13 October 2011. The objectives of the Symposium were: to review recent advances in our understanding of the migration, distribution and survival of salmon at sea and the factors influencing them; to consider the management implications of recent advances in understanding of the salmon’s marine life; to identify gaps in current understanding and future research priorities; to increase awareness of recent research efforts to improve understanding of salmon at sea and to encourage support for future research.

The Programme for 'the Summit' included the following sessions: Overview and Scene Setting; Distribution and Migration of Salmon at Sea; Food Production, Growth, Trophic and Other Ecological Interactions; and Implications for Salmon Management.

'The Summit' was sponsored by the Total Foundation and funding was also received fom ONEMA. One hundred and thirty scientists and managers from around the North Atlantic, and from the North Pacific and Baltic regions, attended the symposium. A Press Release from 'the Summit' has been developed. Read more....

There will be two reports from the Summit. Following peer review, the scientific papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings will be published in a symposium issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science. A second report, by the Convenors, will focus on the management implications and applications of the research presented in La Rochelle. Documents from the Summit are available below:

Press release
Session Summaries:
Introduction & Scene Setting
Distribution & Migration of Salmon at Sea
Food Production, Growth, Trophic & Other Ecological Interactions
Implications for Management
Take-home Messages
List of Participants