North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization | est 1984

Stock Rebuilding

Stock Rebuilding Programmes

A Stock Rebuilding Programme (SRP) is an array of management measures, e.g. habitat restoration, exploitation control and stocking, which is designed to restore a salmon stock above its conservation limit.

Many stocks are presently below their conservation limits. A major factor influencing salmon abundance is increased mortality at sea. While the short-term response to a stock failing to exceed its conservation limit may be to reduce or eliminate exploitation, there will generally be a need to develop a programme to evaluate and address the causes of the stock decline. In more serious situations, there may be a need for a comprehensive programme of research and management, involving a wide range of management actions undertaken by a number of user groups.

Resolutions, Agreements and Guidelines


Report of the 2017 Theme-based Special Session: Understanding the risks and benefits of hatchery and stocking activities to wild Atlantic salmon populations