Dec 15, 2016

From Headwater to Headland

Registration is now open for the 'From Headwater to Headland - Improving smolt survival in rivers and estuaries' conference.



The Conference will take place on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 March 2017 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed and is being jointly organised byThe Atlantic Salmon Trust and The Tweed Foundation


It will address the key issue of improving salmon and sea trout smolt survival during the critical early stagesof their migration, in rivers and in estuaries.


With fewer salmon surviving at sea, it is vital to ensure that as many healthy wild salmon and sea troutsmolts as possible leave our rivers. The Conference will explore how this can best be achieved. Leading scientists will outline the results of the latest research into the factors affecting smolts numbers, such as predation, barriers to migration and pollution, in both rivers and inshore waters, and highlight the implications of this for the management of salmon and sea trout. Discussion sessions will focus on identifying practical action that can be taken to reduce mortality and areas where more research is needed.


The Conference will be held in the Guild Hall in the ancient town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, where the Conference Dinner will also take place. There is ample accommodation at a range of prices within walking distance, or a short drive away. These need to be booked directly with the establishment in question.



To book your place click here

Solway Firth Partnership