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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

 

 

Programme

DAY 2 

 

08:00 – 08:30                                        ***Refreshments and Posters***

08:55 - 09:00    Housekeeping

Part II – Coastal Ecology (continued)

Chair: Dr Phil McGinnity

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

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

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

10:00 - 10.40                                    ****Refreshment Break and Posters****

Part IV – High Seas Migrations 

Chairman: Chris Conroy

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

11:10 – 11:40    Dr Jens Carlsson (Trinity College) – Finding the needle in the haystack: using eDNA to detect salmon by catch

11:40 – 12:10    Dr Richard Hedger (NINA) – Migration patterns and diving behaviour of tagged adult Atlantic salmon in the NE Atlantic

12:10 – 12:30                                        ****Questions and Discussion****

12:30 – 13:30                                          ****Lunch and Posters****

Part IV – Salmon Abundance and the Marine Ecosystem

Chair: Dr Melanie Smith

13:30 – 14:00    Dr Glen Nolan (EuroGOOS) and Prof Ken Whelan (AST): Recent changes in the North Atlantic - "things just ain't what they used to be!"

14:00 – 14:30    Dr Jens Christian Holst (Ecosystembased Advisors and Developers): "The role of the NE Atlantic ecology in shaping the runs of european salmon, the empiric basis" 

14.30 - 15.00    Prof Eric Verspoor (RLI) and Chris Conroy (NDSFB): Evil invaders or welcome immigrants: pink salmon in Scotland and Western Europe

15:00 – 15:15                                        ****Questions and Discussion****

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

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

14:45 – 16:15 General Discussion

16:15 – 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.    Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

 

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