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From Headwater to Headland

Improving smolt survival in rivers and estuaries

Conference:  Tuesday, 14th and Wednesday, 15th March 2017, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

This Conference is being jointly organised by

The Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation

It will address the key issue of improving salmon and sea trout smolt survival during the critical early stages of their migration, in rivers and in estuaries.

With fewer salmon surviving at sea, it is vital to ensure that as many healthy wild salmon and sea trout smolts as possible leave our rivers. The Conference will explore how this can best be achieved. Leading scientists will outline the results of the latest research into the factors affecting smolts numbers, such as predation, barriers to migration and pollution, in both rivers and inshore waters, and highlight the implications of this for the management of salmon and sea trout. Discussion sessions will focus on identifying practical action that can be taken to reduce mortality and areas where more research is needed.

The Conference will be held in the Guild Hall in the ancient town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, where the Conference Dinner will also take place. There is ample accommodation at a range of prices within walking distance, or a short drive away. These need to be booked directly with the establishment in question.

To book your place at the conference, or to view the provisional programme, please click the LINK below or copy the following address into your browser https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-headwater-to-headland-tickets-29884203457

We are delighted to be working with the following organisations who are helping to sponsor this event.

Date
14/03/17 - 15/03/17
Time
9.30am
Location
Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Sponsorship
The AST are looking for key sponsors to partner with us on the 50th Anniversary event. We will provide opportunities for you to work alongside the marketing and PR team to promote your company brand and profile to guests attending the Scientific Symposium and the Gala Dinner. Helping you to reach your target audience and meet our goals to raise awareness and funds for salmon conservation.

Auction Lots
We are running both a Silent Auction and Live Auction at the Gala dinner, which will be available online 2 weeks prior to the event. Our aim is to raise over £100,000 through the auction. We are seeking a mixed bag of varied lots from £100 to over £10,000 in value. A selection of lots provided will be featured in the live auction, we want our guest bidders to have the best fun! As with sponsorship we are able to provide a range of PR opportunities and benefits to donors of our Auction Lots, depending on the value of the lot.

Tables
There will be over 50 tables for sale. The table price is £2,500 for a table of 8 and £3,000 for a table of 10. VIP tables next to the stage are available for £5,000. Purchase a table to share with your friends, enjoy a splendid evening in stunning surroundings and most importantly play your part in helping to conserve the mighty salmon.

If you are able to help please get in touch using the contact details below.

Pamela Lowry email: administrator@atlanticsalmontrust.org

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The inaugural Scotland’s Salmon Festival took place in September 2015 and was a great success.

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01 SEP 2017: ALEXANDER GRANT MEMORIAL CASTING COMPETITION
01 SEP 2017: FESTIVAL FAIR
02 SEP 2017: ALEXANDER GRANT MEMORIAL CASTING COMPETITION
02 SEP 2017: FESTIVAL FAIR

Please visit the Scotland’s Salmon Festival for more information.
Link: http://scotlandsalmonfestival.org

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