Timing of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolt migration predicts successful passage through a reservoir

Mclennan, D., Rush, E., McKelvey, S. and Metcalfe, N.B. (2018) Timing of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolt migration predicts successful passage through a reservoir. Journal of Fish Biology, 92(5), pp. 1651-1656. (doi:10.1111/jfb.13606) (PMID:29624685)

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Abstract

Around 30% of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts successfully survived passage through Loch Meig, a reservoir in the north of Scotland, en route to the sea. However, this survival rate was in turn dependent on the timing of migration, with the earliest migrants in the spring having the best chance of survival. This could have implication for fisheries management, since the estimation of smolt downstream survival may be influenced by which time period of the smolt run is analysed.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:D.M. and N.B.M. were funded by ERC Advanced Grant 322784 during the period of data analysis and writing of this paper.
Keywords:Aquatic science, ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Metcalfe, Professor Neil and Mclennan, Mr Darryl
Authors: Mclennan, D., Rush, E., McKelvey, S., and Metcalfe, N.B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Fish Biology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-1112
ISSN (Online):1095-8649
Published Online:06 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
First Published:First published in Journal of Fish Biology 92(5): 1651-1656
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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