Monday, 30 November 2015

Salmon Hatchery Conference Proceedings

Salmon Watch Ireland will be producing in the near future a comprehensive report outlining our interpretation of the presentations at the conference. In the meantime we are delighted to offer the following links in order that the public and attendees might examine the proceedings and comment if desired. Unfortunately we are awaiting copies of some of the presentations which will be published as they become available. 

We have also included a link to another conference with video presentations from the IBIS Conference on salmon hatcheries including a presentation by the Usk and Wye Foundation (Stephen Marsh-Smith) and David Solomon.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Hatchery Conference

Salmon Watch Ireland would like to thank all who attended the conference on Saturday 21 November in Dublin. A special thanks to our speakers who I am sure you will agree gave an enlightened insight into the how, why and when salmon hatcheries may or may not be used. We are going to gather our thoughts over the next weeks and issue a report on the conference. As always we would like you to be involved in this process and accordingly we would welcome feedback.

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

‘Hatcheries and stocking – have they a role in restoring salmon stocks?’ Salmon Watch Ireland

Ballsbridge Dublin 21 November 2015

Hatcheries and stocking – have they a role in restoring salmon stocks?’

Can hatcheries restore Ireland's dwindling Atlantic salmon stocks. The conference will investigate the potential of stocking and how or indeed if it can be used to help restore Ireland's dwindling stocks of Atlantic salmon. 

Conference Programme

Annual Salmon Conference, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4
Saturday, 21 November 2015

1100 – Official opening – Minister Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

1115 – Introductory remarks – Niall Greene, Salmon Watch Ireland

1130 - To stock or not to stock   – Dr David Solomon

1200 -  Discussion

1215 -  Hatchery licencing and regulation in Ireland - Dr Michael Millane, Inland Fisheries Ireland

1245 – Discussion

1300 – Break

1400 - There are no salmon in the Yemen  – Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Swansea

1445 – Discussion

1500 -  An alternative to stocking?  The rejuvenation of the Wye system - Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith OBE, Wye and Usk Foundation

1530 – Discussion

1545 – A role for salmon ranching?  Dr Ken Whelan, Atlantic Salmon Trust

1615 – Discussion

1630 - Close of conference

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