Chapter 12. Stock, Recruitment and Exploitation

  1. Øystein Aas Professor Senior Research Scientist3,4,5,
  2. Sigurd Einum Professor6,
  3. Anders Klemetsen Professor Emeritus5 and
  4. Jostein Skurdal Professor Research Director7,8
  1. Kjetil Hindar1,
  2. Jeffrey A. Hutchings2,
  3. Ola H. Diserud1 and
  4. Peder Fiske1

Published Online: 1 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327755.ch12

Atlantic Salmon Ecology

Atlantic Salmon Ecology

How to Cite

Hindar, K., Hutchings, J. A., Diserud, O. H. and Fiske, P. (2010) Stock, Recruitment and Exploitation, in Atlantic Salmon Ecology (eds Ø. Aas, S. Einum, A. Klemetsen and J. Skurdal), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327755.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Fakkelgarden, N-2624 Lillehammer, Norway

  2. 4

    Department Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, N-1432 Ås, Norway

  3. 5

    Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway

  4. 6

    Centre for Conservation Biology, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

  5. 7

    Oslo University College, N-0130 Oslo, Norway

  6. 8

    The Research Council of Norway, Division for Strategic Priorities, N-0131 Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), PO Box 5685 Sluppen, N - 7485 Trondheim, Norway

  2. 2

    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197694

Online ISBN: 9781444327755



  • stock, recruitment and exploitation;
  • management of Atlantic salmon populations - near absence of quantitative information;
  • fishing for Atlantic salmon, fresh water into sea water - and back into fresh water through history;
  • Atlantic salmon, exploited throughout - its history of co-existence with humans;
  • status of Atlantic salmon worldwide - knowledge about population sizes, recruitment and exploitation of Atlantic salmon;
  • stock-recruitment relationships - less developed for Atlantic salmon populations;
  • establishing river-specific SR-models - prerequisite for use of spawning targets in fish population management;
  • spatial variation, in stock and recruitment relationships;
  • evolutionary and ecological effects of fishing;
  • Angler behaviour, conservation focus - increased practice of releasing rod-caught fish back into river


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • State of Atlantic salmon populations

  • Stock and recruitment in Atlantic salmon populations

  • Spawning targets: from single populations to nation-wide levels

  • Exploitation

  • Evolutionary and ecological effects of fishing

  • Management implications

  • References