From Headwater to Headland


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.

14/03/17 - 15/03/17

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