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New research shows young salmon survival is surprisingly low when migrating to sea

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 8 months ago by Keith Worrall  193

Modified Feb 14th, 2019 at 8:21 PM

Inland Fisheries Ireland hosts international scientists as innovative project gives insight into salmon migration journey during International Year of the Salmon

Wednesday, 13th of February 2019: A new study shows low salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results from a project examining the early migration phase of salmon smolts (young salmon) from rivers across Europe. Leading salmon scientists from Denmark, Spain, Sweden, UK and Ireland are today attending an important meeting in Dublin, hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland, to mark International Year of the Salmon. The scientists will discuss some of their new findings from the international SMOLTRACK project, the results of which reveal factors in the known decline of salmon stocks.

Leading salmon scientists from Denmark, Spain, Sweden, UK and Ireland attending a meeting about an innovative salmon research project in Dublin

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