News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation
Salmon Summit in France Concludes Some Populations Threatened with Extinction
A major conference took place this week in France, bringing together the latest and most sophisticated research on Atlantic salmon at sea. *It determined that many southern populations of Atlantic salmon are threatened with extinction. See notes from NASCO:
Background to the Salmon Summit can be read below, including ABSTRACTS of scientific papers presented:
RIVER NOTES Blog gives "end of season" perspective on 2011 salmon runs
ASF's RIVER NOTES Blog looks at the overall Atlantic salmon returns for 2011, a season remarkable for many high returns of large salmon.
Fisheries and Oceans To End Some Scientific Programs
A DFO memo outlines a variety of cuts related to a wide range of programs, some of them scientific in nature. Read details, and view video with further information on the cuts:
US Aquaculture Policy Could Increase Escapes
A study examining the potential impacts of the U.S. Government's Aquaculture Policy warns that aquaculture escapes could increase dramatically, to as many as 35 million fish. Study suggests land-based operations. Read more:
Public Forums on Genetically Modified Salmon
Announcement has been made of several public forums on genetically modified (GM) atlantic salmon, in various locations in Atlantic Canada.