26. October 2022
River Eira once harbored some of the largest salmon in the world, but has now evolved into an ordinary salmon population. New study shows clear evidence of an unintentional human-induced evolution.
25. October 2022
While it is known that the oceans around the Faroe Islands support an Atlantic salmon feeding ground, the relative use of this resource by different age classes and populations has, until now, been largely unexplored.
7. June 2022
New study of adult Atlantic salmon in near-coastal areas shows that they migrate through surface waters and perform aperiodic dives - both on outward migration and return.
20. April 2022
Increased zooplankton biomass was positive for marine growth, and salmon lice negative. Data from the River Etne fish trap are published in a new study by Alison Harvey, Øystein Skaala and colleagues
4. April 2022 New study of stomach content data over a 25-year period shows how important fish larvae are for the marine diet of young Atlantic salmon - and how feeding conditions are impacted by ocean current systems and inflow of Arctic water.
5. March 2022
During just one year, the growth of wild salmon was greatly reduced along large parts of the Norwegian coast, particularly among populations in Western Norway and Southern Norway. Scientists have uncovered why this happened in a new study - and at the same time revealed an ecological regime shift in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.
24. February 2022
Congratulations to Yann Czorlich and co-authors with publishing important results on Atlantic salmon in prestigious Science!
19. September 2021
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.
13. September 2021
Extensive international collaboration and analysing 30 year’s catches of salmon at sea provide new information on key foraging areas.
30. June 2021
The global scale of climate change, altered ocean ecosystems and reduced sea survival make these threats to Atlantic salmon diffi
13. June 2021
Many surprises from tagging Atlantic salmon with pop-up satellite tags. Further north and east than we thought, more use of oceanic fronts, deeper dives and staying in colder water.
26. January 2021
We looked at potential competition between salmon and mackerel or herring, in a new publication. There was no evidence to support the hypothesis that lower marine survival for salmon in recent years can be explained by competition with
29. October 2020
PIT-tags are often used to study marine mortality in salmon. It is important that the tagging itself does not increase mortality. New review publication assessed tagging effects based on available studies.
8. October 2020
Lea Hellenbrecht successfully defended her master thesis at the University of Bergen in the beginning of September, on feeding of wild Atlantic salmon post-smolts in Norwegian fjords.
28. August 2020
Lo Persson has joined us as a postdoc funded by the Swedish Research Council. - A welcome Swedish-Norwegian collaboration that will strengthen the knowledge exchange between the Atlantic and Baltic, and enable new studies on how growth and genes impact age at maturity in salmon.