Videos of lectures now online

Below are made accessible video recordings from the international Symposium on the future of the North Atlantic Salmon in Reykjavik on 23rd January 2020.

Joining forces on the ground-breaking conference were the Six Rivers Conservation Project, Strengur Angling Club, MFRI Iceland, Imperial College London and Sir Jim Ratcliffe, bringing together world eminent experts from Iceland, Norway, the UK, Ireland and Canada to discuss the alarming decline in salmon numbers and ways in which the species can brought back from the edge of extinction.

Introduction to the Six Rivers Salmon Conservation Project.

09:00 WELCOME

On behalf of Strengur Angling & The Six Rivers Conservation Project: Mr Gisli Asgeirsson, CEO of Strengur Angling.

 09:10 INTRODUCTION

Conservation of the Atlantic Salmon & The Six Rivers Conservation Project in Iceland: Dr Peter Williams, Group Technology Director, INEOS

09:30-11:10 RIVER STUDIES

The evolution of salmon populations in Iceland with a focus on North-Eastern Rivers: Dr Guðni Guðbergsson, Director, MFRI, Iceland
Salmonids as keystone species in the ecosystem: foods webs & new molecular approaches to assessing the likely success of river populations: Professor Guy Woodward, Imperial College, London.
Tagging approaches & remote sensing for next generation biomonitoring of individuals to populations: Dr Rasmus Lauridsen, Head of Fisheries Research, Game & Wildlife Trust, UK.
New modelling approaches to identify bottlenecks: Dr James Rosindell, Reader in Quantitative Biology, Imperial College.
PhD students Sammi Lai and Olivia Morris introduce the fist steps in the MFRI and Imperial College joint research project.
River Studies – Panel Discussion

11:30-12:30 ESTUARY & MARINE ENVIRONMENTS

How genetic methods can help understand migration & distribution of salmon at sea: Dr Philip McGinnity, Environmental Research Institute, UCC, Ireland
The likely suspects framework: Mr Colin Bull, The Missing Salmon Alliance
Estuary & Marine Environments – Panel Discussion

13:40-14:40 RIVER INTERVENTIONS

Experience with egg-planting and salmon ladders: Dr Guðni Guðbergsson, MFRI, Iceland
Habitat change: ladders & tree planting as natural experiments: Dr Nikolai Friberg, Norwegian Institute For Water Research, Norway
Project to improve vegetation in North-East Iceland: Mrs Else Møller, Forester MSc, Vopnafjordur, Iceland
River Interventions – Panel Discussion

14:40 -15:30 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION PANEL – CLOSING REMARKS

Facilitated Round Table Discussion: Opportunities for international cooperation.

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