The ‘Salmon Summit’, an international symposium co-convened by NASCO and ICES entitled ‘Salmon at Sea: Scientific Advances and their Implications for Management’, was held at L’Aquarium, La Rochelle, France, in October 2011. The ‘Summit’ was sponsored by the Total Foundation. The objectives of the Symposium were to:
- review recent advances in our understanding of the migration, distribution and survival of salmon at sea and the factors influencing them;
- consider the management implications of recent advances in understanding of the salmon’s marine life;
- identify gaps in current understanding and future research priorities; and
- increase awareness of recent research efforts to improve understanding of salmon at sea and to encourage support for future research.
Following peer review, some of the scientific papers were published in a symposium issue of the ICES Journal of Marine Science (Vol. 69 (9)).
A second report, ‘Atlantic salmon at sea: Findings from recent research and their implications for management‘, focused on the management implications and applications of the research presented in La Rochelle.