Salmon and their management – new perspectives under changed conditions
Fisheries management has been on the agenda for decades, but as conditions are altered the important aspects change. For Baltic Sea salmon the drastic decrease in off shore commercial fisheries has allowed for increased catches in coastal fisheries and a fast development of salmon trolling, both by individual anglers and recreational companies. Increased spawning runs in naturally reproducing salmon may allow for intensified angling in rivers, while in regulated rivers large quantities of salmon have been found to accumulate downstream hydropower dams. How should we manage salmon under these novel conditions?
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has donated 12 million kronor to the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry on the occasion of the Academy’s 200th anniversary. With the funds, the Academy has announced one-year guest professorships for researchers of the highest international standard in the fields of the Academy. Professor Ian A. Fleming (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) is the first holder of this professorship. During his year in Sweden, Professor Fleming is working at the University of Gothenburg.
At this seminar Professor Fleming will give an international overview of salmon management, considering both naturally reproducing and stocked populations. This talk will be followed by presentations by researchers, stakeholders and authorities responsible for management and exploitation.
The objective of the seminar is not to reach a consensus perspective on salmon management, but to provide a scientific background for discussing different aspects and ideas on future salmon management.
Moderator: Stefan Nyström.
Free of charge, register to participate before 25 Sept.