Draft Scientific Programme

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Day 1

Chair – Paul Knight, S&TC

09:15 Arrival – Tea and coffee

09:30 Welcome Speeches – Paul Knight, S&TC & Emma Hatfield, NASCO

09:50 Tracking as a contribution to the Likely Suspects Framework – Ken Whelan

10:10-13:00 Session 1 – Current or recent fish tracking projects

  • Using telemetry to map the spatial and temporal distribution of Atlantic salmon in the Ocean – Jon Carr, Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • SAMARCH Project: Salmon and sea trout smolt tracking in the south of England and northern France – Celine Artero, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Sea trout in Norway and the Kerguelen Islands – Jan Grimsrud Davidsen, NTNU University Museum
  • The Moray Firth Tracking Project: Marine migrations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts – Matt Newton, University of Glasgow/Atlantic Salmon Trust
  • The use of estuaries and marine migration of sea trout in the English Channel inferred from acoustic and data storage tags – Celine Artero, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Salmonid migration studies using acoustic telemetry in Scotland: Recent results, future plans – Colin Adams, University of Glasgow
  • Acoustic tracking – David Morris, Marine Scotland

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:40 Session 1 Continued

  • Behaviour and mortality of sea trout at sea investigated with data storage tags – Martin Kristensen, Technical University of Denmark
  • 20 mins – Open forum

14:40-18:00 Session 2 – New and emerging fish-tracking technology

  • New and emerging technology for tracking fish at sea – Martyn Lucas, Durham University
  • RAFOS Ocean Acoustic Monitoring (ROAM) tag – Jon Carr, Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • Environmental DNA analyses of Atlantic salmon and pink salmon – Jens Carlsson, University College Dublin
  • Isotope chemistry of scales reveals continent-scale variation in at-sea foraging in European populations of Atlantic salmon – Clive Truman, University of Southampton

16:00-16:20 Coffee break

  • Autonomous ocean observing platforms – Pierre Cauchy and Martina Bristow, Uni East Anglia & CEFAS
  • Using multibeam sonar in open river channels to derive run estimates and assess fish passage of adult Atlantic salmon and other species: Lessons learnt from the rivers of Wales – Pete Clabburn, Natural Resources Wales
  • Developments in acoustic telemetry from Innovasea (Vemco) and RS Aqua – Ryan Mowat and Richard Valle, VEMCO
  • Flexible Approach to Acoustic Fish Telemetry – Annette Haugsdal, Thelma Biotel
  • 20 mins – Open forum

18:30-19:30 Drinks reception and trade stands

19:30 After dinner talk: Lessons learned from working on large-scale marine tracking arrays: Searching for information in the 21st Century – Dr David Welch, Kintama Research Services

Day 2

Chair – Paul Knight, S&TC

09:15 Arrival – Tea and coffee

09:30-10:50 Session 3 – Analysis of tracking data

  • Pulling together 40 years of North American data – Speaker TBA
  • Data management and analysis of tracking data – Jan Reubens, VLIZ and the ETN data system
  • Analysis of tracking data – Chris Holbrook, GLATOS
  • 20 mins – Discussion

10:50-13:00 Session 4 – Maximising the benefits of multiple tracking projects

  • Electronic telemetry, networking and the possibilities for tracking Atlantic salmon at sea – Fred Whoriskey, Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University
  • What managers need to know to craft policy – John Armstrong, Marine Scotland Science
  • Open forum: The way forward – Ken Whelan, Atlantic Salmon Trust
    1. Closer collaboration
    2. Tracking project and equipment database
    3. Meta-analysis

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 Depart