Honorary Scientific Advisory Panel

The AST was established to ensure that the best objective scientific advice is available to those involved with the management and conservation of our valuable migratory salmonid stocks. Where technical or scientific evidence is lacking or where advice is unclear or technical issues remain unresolved, the Trust works with a wide range of partners to tackle such impediments. Armed with the best available science, it is the Trust’s mission to interact with governments and their agencies, and with everyone involved in fisheries management to ensure that decisions on the conservation and welfare of salmon and sea trout take full account of the best advice and of the results of the latest research.

The Trust’s Honorary Scientific Advisory Panel (HSAP) plays a pivotal role in the success of this mission. It comprises a group of eminent scientists who meet annually to provide advice and support to the Trust in all facets of its research work.  Their guidance on the quality of the science undertaken in AST funded programmes and their advice on new and emerging areas of science in which the Trust might consider becoming involved, ensures that the work of the AST is both current and relevant to the management and conservation of salmon and sea trout stocks.

The members of the HSAP are drawn from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Some are university based, while others are or have been directly involved in fisheries management.

Membership of the HSAP – 2017

Prof. Ken Whelan (HSAP Chair)

Dr Andy Walker – formerly Marine Scotland Science

Ted Potter – formerly Cefas

Prof Colin Adams – University of Glasgow

Dr Ronald Campbell  – Tweed Foundation

Dr Clive Trueman – University of Southampton

Chris Mills – Consultant (Formerly Head of EA Wales)

Dr Nigel Milner – APEM Consultancy

Dr Phil McGinnity – University College Cork and the Marine Institute

Dr Rasmus Lauridsen – Game and Wildlife Conservancy

Prof Walter Crozier

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