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31 Aug 2017:
Day 2 Atlantic Salmon Conference

09:00 - 17:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

Lecture Theatre, Inverness College UHI, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

Atlantic Salmon Marine Ecology: Knowns and Unknowns

 

 

 DRAFT Programme

DAY 2 (08.55 - 17.00)

 

08:00 – 08:55                                        ***Refreshments and Posters***

Part II – Coastal Ecology (continued)

Chairman: Phil McGinnity

08:55 - 09:00    Housekeeping

09:00 - 09:30    John Armstrong (MSS) Coastal migration of adult Atlantic salmon and offshore renewables

09:30 - 10:00    Ragnar Joensen (Marine Harvest) Salmon Farming in the Coastal Zone: minimizing interactions

10:00 - 10:10                                         ****Questions and Discussion****

10:00 - 11.40                                    ****Refreshment Break and Posters****

Part IV – High Seas Migrations 

Chairman: Chris Conroy

11:40 – 12:10    Dr Phil McGinnity (UC-MI Cork) – Post-smolts migrations: insights from molecular genetic markers

12:10 – 12:40    Dr Jens Carlsson (Trinity College)eDNA analysis of pelagic fisheries catches

12:40 – 13:10    Dr Richard Hedger (NINA) – Migration of tagged adult Atlantic salmon in the NE Atlantic

13:10 – 13:25                                        ****Questions and Discussion****

13:25 – 14:25                                           ****Lunch and Posters****

Part IV – Salmon Abundance and the Marine Ecosystem

Chairman: Eric Verspoor

14:25 – 14:55    Prof Ken Whelan (AST) Salmon and the marine ecosystem – food chains, climate change

14:55 – 15:25    Dr Jens Christian Holst () Atlantic Salmon: the Atlantic salmon ecosystem

15:25 – 15:45                                        ****Questions and Discussion****

 Part VI – Reflections on what we know and future research needs

15:45 – 16:05   Ken Whelan (AST) – Overview of knowns and unknowns

16:05 – 16:35 General Discussion

16:35 – 17.00                                  ***Refreshment Break and Posters***

 

                                                                     End of Conference

 

 

The £80 ticket is for both days of the Conference and includes Refreshments and banquet dinner.  The final programme will be confirmed in due course.  Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

 

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