There is disturbing evidence of high mortality of salmon at sea. The need for a multidisciplinary study of contributing factors and appropriate action has been advocated for some time. As a result, the Atlantic Salmon Trust, organised a workshop under the chairmanship of Derek Mills to redress this situation, bringing together climatologists, oceanographers, planktonologists and marine and salmon biologists to clarify and discuss the environmental and biological issues affecting survival. Proposals are put forward for further research and collaboration.
Contributors. Chapter 1. Introduction (Derek Mills). Chapter 2. Executive Summary (Peter Hutchinson and Derek Mills). Chapter 3. A Perspective on the Marine Survival of Atlantic Salmon (E.C.E. Potter and W.W. Crozier). Chapter 4. Description of Marine Growth Checks Observed on the Scales of Salmon Returning to Scottish Home Waters in 1997 (J.C. MacLean, G.W. Smith and B.D.M. Whyte). Chapter 5. Tracking Atlantic Salmon Post--Smolts in the Sea (A. Moore, G.L. Lacroix and J. Sturlaugsson). Chapter 6. Distribution and Possible Migration Routes of Post--Smolt Atlantic Salmon in the North--East Atlantic (Jens Christian Hoist, Richard Shelton, Marianne Holm and Lars Petter Hansen). Chapter 7. Distribution and Migration of Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar L., in the Sea (Lars Petter Hansen and Jan Aarge Jacobsen). Chapter 8. Survival of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) Related to Marine Climate (D.G. Reddin, J. Helbig, A. Thomas, B.G. Whitehouse and K.D. Friedland). Chapter 9. The NAO: The Demoninant Atmospheric Process Affecting Oceanic Variability in Home, Middle and Distant Waters of European Atlantic Salmon (R.R. Dickson and W.R. Turrell). Chapter 10. Changes in Ocean Climate and its General Effect on Fisheries: Examples from the North--West Atlantic (K.F. Drinkwater). Chapter 11. Historical and Potential Long--Term Climatic Change in the North Atlantic (Grant R. Bigg). Chapter 12. Long--Term Planktonic Variations and the Climate of the North Atlantic (Philip C. Reid and Benjamin Planque). Chapter 13. Feeding Habits of Atlantic Salmon at Different Life Stages at Sea (Jan Aarge Jacobsen and Lars Petter Hansen). Chapter 14. The Food and Feeding of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) During Feeding and Spawning Migrations in Icelandic Coastal Waters (Johannes Sturlaugsson). Chapter 15. Problems Facing Salmon in the Sea -- Summing Up (A.D. Hawkins). Index.