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Atlantic salmon is a well-studied species, but there are still mysteries of where they reside in the ocean and what impacts their marine survival. ATLANTIC SALMON AT SEA - factors affecting their growth and survival (SeaSalar) is a research program where research institutions join forces to increase the knowledge on Norwegian salmon at sea.

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The condition factor of young Atlantic salmon sampled at sea was reduced in the period 2003–2012. Photo Audun H. Rikardsen
19.09.2021

Poor feeding opportunities and reduced condition factor for Atlantic salmon in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean

During the last few decades, many wild Atlantic salmon populations have declined. One possible contributing factor for the decline is reduced prey availability at sea.
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Location of Atlantic salmon catches per month, given as number of post-smolts. Source: Gilbey et al. 2021.
13.09.2021

Understanding the migration routes of Atlantic salmon during their first months at sea

Extensive international collaboration and analysing 30 year’s catches of salmon at sea provide new information on key foraging areas.
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Photo: Eva B. Thorstad
30.06.2021

Atlantic salmon in a rapidly changing environment - facing the challenges of reduced marine survival and climate change

The global scale of climate change, altered ocean ecosystems and reduced sea survival make these threats to Atlantic salmon difficult - but not impossible - to address. We review impacts and suggest management options in a new article.
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