Research and analysis

Effect of climate change on salmon fisheries

This report explores the influence of changes in freshwater and marine temperature on the age and growth characteristics of salmon stocks in England and Wales over the last 20-40 years.

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Effect of climate change on salmon fisheries

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This study explores the influence of changes in freshwater and marine temperature on the age and growth characteristics of salmon stocks in England and Wales over the last 20-40 years. In doing so it seeks to identify potential links between these changes and the general decline in salmon abundance.

The study reviews existing data on age, growth and temperature - concentrating on data collected in England and Wales but including information from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Published 1 February 2005