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A major review of the current status of Atlantic Salmon. It considers the effect of factors such as pollution, acid rain, hydro-electric power and afforestation on the species, as well as its life history and migration.
Part One Ecology: general biology; juvenile phase; ocean life; return to the river. Part Two Exploitation: exploitation of the salmon resource; the economic evaluation of the commercial and sport fisheries; problems and solutions in the management of open seas fisheries for atlantic salmon; stock assessment. Part Three Environmental and biological hazards and their control: hydroelectric development and pipeline construction; water abstraction and transfer; pollution and acidification; afforestation and land drainage; strangers in the house; wild or domesticated? Part Four Conservation: improvement, restoration and conservation. Appendices: world catches of atlantic salmon; Atlantic salmon conservation organizations.
From reviews of the hardback edition:- ...No matter how experienced a salmon man the reader is, I cannot believe he will study this extremely informative book without learning a great deal and gaining much enjoyment from doing so...The biology and life of the salmon ...are all dealt with in a most interesting manner ...Highly recommended. A book not to be read just once, but often to be consulted.; This book is dedicated to Salar the Salmon and what a tribute it is to this unique fish. Supporters of the Trust would be wise to purchase this book and to keep it on the shelf for future reference. - Atlantic Salmon Trust Progress Report