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Introduction to the 8th International Workshop on Smoltification and a synthesis of major findings

Aquaculture

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DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.08.001

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Abstract

The early life history of anadromous salmonid fishes, be they Atlantic (Salmo salar) or Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), trout of those genera, or charrs (Salvelinus spp.), appears much more complex than previously thought. The seaward movement or migration is extremely polymorphic among and within species. To help provide understanding of the processes involved, and implications for conservation, management and husbandry, the 8th International Workshop on Smoltification was held on September 20–24, 2009, with participants from 9 different countries. Because the native distribution of these fishes is in northern latitudes, more or less circumglobally, similar workshops have been held roughly every four years in various countries, starting in LaJolla, California; and subsequently in Stirling, Scotland; Trondheim, Norway; St. Andrews, Canada; Muonio, Finland; Westport, Ireland; and Tono, Japan. Papers emanating from these previous workshops can be found in earlier Special Issues of Aquaculture while those from the 2009 workshop are presented here.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Introduction to the 8th International Workshop on Smoltification and a synthesis of major findings
Series title:
Aquaculture
DOI:
10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.08.001
Volume:
362-363
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description:
3 p.
First page:
98
Last page:
100