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Report of the Workshop on Sea Trout (WKTRUTTA)

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The Workshop on Sea Trout (WKTRUTTA) was held in Copenhagen, 12–14 Novem-ber 2013, to review recent sea trout research, assessment methods and to recommend how these might improve future fisheries management. Sea trout, the anadromous (sea-migratory) form of brown trout (Salmo trutta) are common around the ICES area and increasingly the focus for European funding for applied fisheries research. Concerns over stock declines in areas where marine mixed stock fisheries prevail such as the Baltic, have brought about international collabora-tions and some developments in stock assessment. In spite of the Baltic situation, sea trout have traditionally been secondary to the Atlantic salmon, in part because of the lack of perceived need for ICES scale collaboration. This is changing as recent Inter-reg-funded research has shown that sea trout distribution in the sea does in fact ex-pose them to many forms of threat in regions and countries other than the immediate location of their natal rivers. The extent of this exchange remains to be fully de-scribed.


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