The atlantic salmon: Genetics, conservation and management

Edited by: Eric VerspoorLee Stradmeyer, and Jennifer L. Nielsen



Atlantic Salmon is a cultural icon throughout its North Atlantic range; it is the focus of probably the World’s highest profile recreational fishery and is the basis for one of the World’s largest aquaculture industries. Despite this, many wild stocks of salmon are in decline and underpinning this is a dearth of information on the nature and extent of population structuring and adaptive population differentiation, and its implications for species conservation.

This important new book will go a long way to rectify this situation by providing a thorough review of the genetics of Atlantic salmon. Sponsored by the European Union and the Atlantic Salmon Trust, this book comprises the work of an international team of scientists, carefully integrated and edited to provide a landmark book of vital interest to all those working with Atlantic salmon.

Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title The atlantic salmon: Genetics, conservation and management
ISBN 978-1-4051-1582-7
DOI 10.1002/9780470995846
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 520 p.
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