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Salmon in the sea: novel evidence derived from salmon scale microchemistry - SF0250

Description
Summary Objective:

Measure the stable isotope (C and N) and trace element compositions from salmon scales in relation to variations in the marine environment, and develop a model to predict the impact of changes in the marine environment on return rates of salmon from specific populations. Assess the suitability of stable isotope and trace element analysis to understand the distribution of other keystone fish species.


Key Customer Purpose:

Investigate salmon scale micro-chemistry in order to determine the factors affecting the distribution and abundance of salmon in the sea. Determine how the predicted changes in the marine environment may influence salmon populations and support the conservation and sustainable management of salmon populations.
Objective
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Project Documents
• Final Report : SF0250 Final Report - Part 1: The Marine Life of Atlantic Salmon: Evidence from the Microchemistry of Scales   (214k)
• Final Report : SF0250 Final Report - Part 2: The Marine Life of Atlantic Salmon: Evidence from the Microchemistry of Scales   (1164k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2010

Cost: £66,309
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Keywords
Fisheries              
Freshwater Fish Stocks              
Salmon              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Freshwater Fisheries