The AST 50th Anniversary Gala celebrations will begin during the day with a Science Symposium: Salmon at Sea – The next 50 Years
This event, limited to 70 attendees, brings together speakers and delegates from across the Atlantic to discuss issues faced by Atlantic salmon during the marine stage of their life cycle.
The AST are focused on finding out why less than 5% of salmon smolts return as adults and what can be done to improve marine survival.
Tarquin Millington Drake – Frontiers, England
“Using Anglers Expertise and Enthusiasm to Generate Good Science”
Dr Glenn Nolan – Secretary General, EuroGOOS, Brussels, Belgium
“The Surface layers of the North Atlantic – “things just ain’t what they used to be”
Dr Gérald Chaput – Coordinator, Centre for Science Advice, Gulf Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
“Atlantic Salmon: Changing Survival Patterns and Shifting Populations”
Jonathan Carr – Executive Director Research and Environment, Atlantic Salmon Federation, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada Tracking Salmon
“Unravelling the Mystery of Where our Fish are Dying at Sea”
Professor Ken Whelan – Research Director, Atlantic Salmon Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Seeking Out the Likely Suspects – Why, Where and How Many?”
Syon Park House