Programme

Follow-up of returning migrating salmon

The project Follow-up of returning migrating salmon was carried out in 2014–2017. The purpose was to study the survival at sea of farmed salmon, returning from a previous research project. The previous study aimed to produce farmed salmon that was physiologically more similar to wild salmon. Results from the study are reported in the report Functional methods for cultivation of physiologically adapted salmon smolt, Elforsk report 14: 2. The fish were monitored on their return to their original rivers. Conclusions from the return migration can be found in the final report Energy Research 107: 456.

Project leader for Follow-up of returning salmon was Anders Alanärä, Swedish Agricultural University (SLU), Wild fish and environment. The project group also consisted of Jörgen Rask, SLU Aquatic Resources and Lo Persson, SLU Wild Fish and Environment. Fish farms at Norrfors and Älvkarleby were involved during the project.

Programme Manager

Elin Hellmér
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