SALSEA-Merge is a an ambitious, three year, €5.5 million scientific project to investigate the migration and distribution of salmon in the North-East Atlantic. The project is supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological development. Funding is also being provided by the Partner organisations, the Total Foundation and the Atlantic Salmon Trust. SALSEA-Merge was officially
launched on the 16 May 2008 in Killybegs, Ireland. Read Press Release....
Read about Detectives at work in the high seas, an article by the European Commission on the SALSEA-Merge project. Read more....
Vision & Objectives
SALSEA-Merge will deliver innovation in the areas of: genetic stock identification techniques; new genetic marker development; fine scale estimates of growth on a weekly and monthly basis; the use of novel high seas pelagic trawling technology; individual stock-linked estimates of food and feeding patterns; and novel stock specific migration and distribution models.
By merging genetic and ecological investigations, to advance understanding of stock specific migration and distribution patterns and overall ecology of the marine life of Atlantic salmon and gain an insight into the factors resulting in recent increases in marine mortality. Further the details of progress with the SALSEA-Merge Project can be accessed using the table below: