Since 1967 The Atlantic Salmon Trust has been leading the way in research into migratory salmonids. With over £20 million raised, projects have successfully and radically altered the way in which salmon have been managed during the Trust’s existence.
Today the area that causes most concern, and is little understood, the coastal zone and wider ocean and this is where the AST is now focusing a large part of its research activities.
Once considered the ‘black box’ in terms of knowledge, new scientific and technological advances are making research into this vast area possible. The AST is focusing on research which tracks salmonid migration to identify problems at different stages during their journey.
The AST is focusing on three core areas and it’s new research initiative the Suspects Framework, which was launched at the AST 50th Anniversary Science Symposium: