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AST Spring Conference 2020

Please note that this event has unfortunately been postponed until later this year. We are actively looking to reschedule this event and we will share this information as it becomes available. Read the full statement here.

In 2019 the Atlantic Salmon Trust, in partnership with Fisheries Management Organisations, Academic Institutions and Marine Scotland, began one of the largest acoustic tracking study of wild Atlantic salmon smolts ever undertaken

During the 2019 Moray Firth Tracking Project, salmon smolts in seven rivers flowing into the Moray Firth (the rivers Deveron, Spey, Findhorn, Ness, Conon, Shin and Oykel) were tracked in rivers and through the Moray Firth. The purpose was to identify where smolts were being lost during the first stages of their migration to their ocean feeding grounds.

In 2020 the Moray Firth Project will collect further evidence on the causes of mortality, ‘The Suspects’; and the Atlantic Salmon Trust, with Fisheries Management Scotland, Marine Scotland and the University of Glasgow, will launch a tracking study on the West Coast of Scotland to track smolts on their migration routes from West Coast rivers.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust Spring Conference, taking place on the 31st March 2020, will share the results from the 2019 Moray Firth Tracking Project, the Tracking Project Plans for 2020 in the Moray Firth and on the West Coast of Scotland, present how this information will contribute to the Likely Suspects Framework, and most importantly how we can best look after salmon. There is no charge to attend the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s Spring Conference, but it is very important that you register to attend.

Speakers from the Atlantic Salmon Trust and partner organisations will present on topics, including:

  • The Likely Suspects Framework,
  • Tracking Project results and how these are being used in Practical Fisheries Management,
  • Research to Provide Evidence to Inform Policy and Improve the Survival of wild Atlantic salmon.

Click here for the full programme.

Click here to register*: For more information, or to register multiple delegates, please email .

*The Atlantic Salmon Trust’s Spring Conference will take place at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, on the afternoon of the 31st March 2020. The Fisheries Management Annual Conference, will take place at the Museum on the 1st April 2020.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust & Fisheries Management Scotland have arranged for a joint evening event on the 31st March. Taking place between the two conferences, in a relaxed atmosphere, at The Rowantree venue, Edinburgh. This will provide an informal evening get-together for delegates and their guests.

Please use the registration link above to register for the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s Spring Conference, Fisheries Management Conference and the Evening Event at The Rowantree. Each element can be booked separately, depending on which events you wish to attend.

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