Chapter 18. Optimizing Wild Salmon Production

  1. Derek Mills MSc, PhD, FIFM, FLS
  1. F.G. Whoriskey

Published Online: 20 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995495.ch18

Salmon at the Edge

Salmon at the Edge

How to Cite

Whoriskey, F.G. (2003) Optimizing Wild Salmon Production, in Salmon at the Edge (ed D. Mills), Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995495.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Atlantic Salmon Trust

Author Information

  1. Atlantic Salmon Federation, PO Box 5200, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 5EB 3S8, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064571

Online ISBN: 9780470995495



  • salmon optimization;
  • atlantic salmon federation;
  • north american watersheds;
  • fisheries management;
  • smolt wheels



This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A key component of salmon optimization involves marshalling scarce resources in order to generate better knowledge to permit more informed decision-making. In this regard the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has been involved in three key programmes targeted at providing new resources so that salmon could be better managed. The ASF/J.D. Irving Ltd. Salmon Optimization programme involved working with an industrial partner to provide biological information on salmon in two key North American watersheds. The New Brunswick Smolt Wheel programme involved finding the money necessary to put equipment into the hands of local watershed groups and government biologists to generate important new knowledge. The third programme involved working with the salmon farming industry to replace cancelled government hatchery support for recovery efforts for severely stressed populations. Each of the programmes is described.