News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Salmon Summit in France Concludes Some Populations Threatened with Extinction
A major conference took place this week in France, bringing together the latest and most sophisticated research on Atlantic salmon at sea. It determined that many southern populations of Atlantic salmon are threatened with extinction. See notes from NASCO:

Background to the Salmon Summit can be read below, including ABSTRACTS of scientific papers presented:

RIVER NOTES Blog gives "end of season" perspective on 2011 salmon runs
ASF's RIVER NOTES Blog looks at the overall Atlantic salmon returns for 2011, a season remarkable for many high returns of large salmon.

Fisheries and Oceans To End Some Scientific Programs
A DFO memo outlines a variety of cuts related to a wide range of programs, some of them scientific in nature. Read details, and view video with further information on the cuts:

US Aquaculture Policy Could Increase Escapes
A study examining the potential impacts of the U.S. Government's Aquaculture Policy warns that aquaculture escapes could increase dramatically, to as many as 35 million fish. Study suggests land-based operations. Read more:

Public Forums on Genetically Modified Salmon
Announcement has been made of several public forums on genetically modified (GM) atlantic salmon, in various locations in Atlantic Canada.