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Book Review: Salmon at the edge

Book Review: Salmon at the edge BOOK REVIEW Salmon at the edge Edited by Derek Mills (Oxford: Blackwell Science 2003 x'/307pp; £85.00stg hardback) ISBN 0-632-06457-9 Salmon at the Edge is the proceedings of the Sixth International Atlantic Salmon Symposium, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2002. It provides the full text of most papers presented at the symposium, skillfully arranged and edited by Derek Mills. These provide a coherent account of the present state of wild stocks of Atlantic salmon and their relationships with farmed salmon, and present current thoughts on conservation and management of the species. Considerable effort went into planning the symposium and the themes discussed, and this is evident in the logical flow of the text. The introductory remarks, which set the stage for the symposium, are followed by a set of papers that describe the salmon’s first weeks at sea. These discuss marine coastal hazards: fisheries for other species that result in bycatch of salmon, predation by birds and sea mammals, diseases and parasites associated with salmon aquaculture and the problems posed by escapes from salmon farms. Together these suggest a bleak future for wild Atlantic salmon. This book is not a doom and gloom environmental activist recital. It is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy

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Publisher
Royal Irish Academy
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 RIA
ISSN
0791-7945
eISSN
2009-003X
DOI
10.3318/BIOE.2004.104.3.113
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Abstract

BOOK REVIEW Salmon at the edge Edited by Derek Mills (Oxford: Blackwell Science 2003 x'/307pp; £85.00stg hardback) ISBN 0-632-06457-9 Salmon at the Edge is the proceedings of the Sixth International Atlantic Salmon Symposium, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2002. It provides the full text of most papers presented at the symposium, skillfully arranged and edited by Derek Mills. These provide a coherent account of the present state of wild stocks of Atlantic salmon and their relationships with farmed salmon, and present current thoughts on conservation and management of the species. Considerable effort went into planning the symposium and the themes discussed, and this is evident in the logical flow of the text. The introductory remarks, which set the stage for the symposium, are followed by a set of papers that describe the salmon’s first weeks at sea. These discuss marine coastal hazards: fisheries for other species that result in bycatch of salmon, predation by birds and sea mammals, diseases and parasites associated with salmon aquaculture and the problems posed by escapes from salmon farms. Together these suggest a bleak future for wild Atlantic salmon. This book is not a doom and gloom environmental activist recital. It is

Journal

Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish AcademyRoyal Irish Academy

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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