International Year of the Salmon Launched

12 Nov 2018

The International Year of the Salmon is an initiative to inform and stimulate outreach and research that aspires to establish the conditions necessary to ensure the resilience of salmon and people throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Scottish Fisheries Co-ordination Centre and Fisheries Management Scotland are working with our members to develop a range of initiatives to mark the event.

The IYS aims to:

  • develop a better understanding of the factors driving salmon abundance and the challenges facing them;
  • encourage scientists, decision-makers and the public to work towards solutions that overcome the challenges salmon face;
  • support conservation and restoration strategies to help manage salmon in the face of climate change;
  • enable collaboration among organizations and researchers in countries throughout the Northern Hemisphere;
  • inspire and support a new generation of researchers and managers, and conservationists;
  • help create a greater awareness of the ecological, social, cultural and economic value of salmon; and
  • support research and conservation of salmon species and their environments throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

2019 is the focal year of the International Year of the Salmon with the intention that outreach and research will continue through to 2022.

Further information is available on a dedicated website here: https://yearofthesalmon.org/

 

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