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Contains important new information concerning the exploitation and conservation of Atlantic salmon. Covers the early life stages of salmon, the search for sustainability in salmon farming, and hazards to salmon, such as predators, pollution and algal blooms.
!!!!! Must Read. PNS (Public News Service) Publishing 500 "[Salmon at the Edge] discusses the problems faced by wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and sea trout (S. trutta) in estuaries and coastal regions and in their early weeks of life at sea. Also discussed is the impact of salmon farming, the behaviour of post-smolts during early mogration and their vulnerability to by-catch, and the use of nutrient enrichment and habitat enhancement to increase production of juvenile salmonids." CABI Abstracts "I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Atlantic salmon and I agree with the publisher's assessment on the back cover that it is "essential reading" for students and professionals involved with research or management of salmonid fishes or with salmon aquaculture." Hydrobiologia
PrefaceMessage from His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of WalesChapter 1 Opening Address Eroding the edge- the future of coastal watersInto the Unknown the First Weeks at SeaChapter 2. Migration and distribution of Atlantic salmon post-smolts in the North Sea and North-east AtlanticChapter 3. Smolt tracking at sea- a search rewardedChapter 4. The ecology of post-smolts of Atlantic Salmon Running the Gauntlet - Inshore and Coastal Hazards Chapter 5. The significance of marine mammal predation on salmon and sea troutChapter 6. Predation on post-smolt Atlantic salmon by gannets: research implications and opportunities Chapter 7. Progress in ending mixed-stock fisheries: United Kingdom Chapter 8. Closing the North American mixed-stock commercial fishery for wild Atlantic salmonChapter 9. Assessing and managing the impacts of marine salmon farms on wild Atlantic salmon in western Scotland: identifying priority rivers for conservationChapter 10. The relationship between sea lice infestation, sea lice production and sea trout survival in Ireland, 1922-2001Chapter 11. Mortality of seaward migrating post-smolts of Atlantic salmon due to salmon lice infection in Norwegian salmon stocks. Chapter 12. A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life history traits of native, ranched, non-native, farmed and 'hybrid' Atlantic salmon under natural conditionsChapter 13. Finding resolution to farmed salmon issues in eastern North America.Chapter 14. Delivering the solutions- the salmon farmer's point of view. Beacons of Hope Success StoriesChapter 15. The return of salmon to cleaner rivers- a Scottish perspectiveChapter 16. The return of salmon to cleaner rivers- England and Wales Chapter 17. Opening up new habitat: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) enhancement in NewfoundlandChapter 18. Optimising wild Salmon productionPointers for the FutureChapter 19. Stream restoration for anadromous salmonids by the addition of habitat and nutrients Chapter 20. Prospects for improved oceanic conditions Putting it Together Catchment Management Chapter 21. The European Water Framework Directive and its implications for catchment managementReports and Recommendations.The Way AheadIndex.
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