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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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Scotland’s Salmon Festival

29 Aug

The AST is on the steering group for Scotland’s Salmon Festival and Conference. 2017 will be the second time that the biannual event has taken place.

Scotland’s Salmon Festival celebrates the iconic Atlantic salmon as a flagship species symbolising efforts to conserve and enhance the economic, social, cultural, educational and ecological value of Scotland’s rich freshwater and natural resources.

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

The second Scotland’s Salmon Festival will take place in Inverness from the 29th August until 2nd September 2017.

Events include:
29 AUG 2017: FILM NIGHT AT EDEN COURT
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

Partners Include:
Inverness College UHI
Inverness Angling Club
Marine Harvest
cbec eco-engineering

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