What is the Smolt Highway ?

We’re beginning to hear the term “smolt highway” … but what exactly does it mean? Think of this highway as a giant conveyor belt that our smolts can hitch a ride on, stretching for well over 3,000km from the Bay of Biscay in the south to the Vøring Plateau off the west coast of Norway. We know that our smolts use this strong current to reach their vital feeding grounds, but we don’t know, exactly, how they get there… In…



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Small Streams Course Material

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Coastal Waters provide the transition environment for both salmon and sea trout when they leave fresh water as smolts, and… More


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