MorFish Conference Talks

MorFish Conference Programme Springfield Hotel, Wareham,
Dorset 3rd and 4th of March 2015


Day 1 3rd March 2015 – Data Collection Techniques for Monitoring Migratory Fish

Chair (Paul Knight, Chief Executive The Salmon and Trout Association)

11:00 Arrival and Registration - Tea & Coffee

11:35 Instruction on translation – Dylan Roberts, GWCT

11:40 Welcome and background to GWCT - Prof Nick Sotherton, GWCT [View]

12:00 Keynote – Monitoring: a black hole in fisheries science? - Dr Nigel Milner, APEM [View]

12:25 Overview of the MorFish project - Dylan Roberts, GWCT [View]

12:45 Salmon population monitoring in England and Wales: Informing stock assessment and management – Dr Ian Davidson, Natural Resources Wales [View]

13:05 Lunch

14:05 Historical management of French salmon rivers – Dr Jean-Luc Bagliniere, INRA [View]

14:25 Development of standards for monitoring salmon at river structures - Jim Gregory, Environment Agency [View]

14:45 Estimating adult salmon stocks from automatic fish counters - Dr Stephen Gregory, GWCT [View]

15:05 The use of PIT – tag technology in the monitoring of migratory fish – Dr Rasmus Lauridsen, GWCT [View]

15:25 The importance of archived biological material in salmon management – Dr Jean Marc Roussel, INRA [View]

15:45 Tea and Coffee

16:15 Electric fishing for monitoring salmon - William Beaumont, GWCT [View]

16:35 Summing up and discussion - David Solomon

17:00 Finish


7pm for 7:30pm Conference dinner at the Springfield Country Hotel


Day 2 4th March 2015 – Analysis of Migratory Fish Data

09:30 Index Rivers: Their contribution to management – Dr Etienne Prevost, INRA [View]

09:50 Evidence for general drivers of changing salmon parr lengths – Dr Stephen Gregory, GWCT [View]

10:10 Contribution of individual data for population modelling – Dr Marie Nevoux, INRA [View]

10:35 Monitoring techniques for lamprey – Dr Julien Tremblay, INRA [View]

10:55 Genetic variability of salmon in southern England rivers and broader comparisons to – France and Britain - Prof Jamie Stevens, Exeter University

11:15 Summing up and discussion - Dr David Solomon

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Field visit to the River Frome to view the new PIT tag monitoring equipment and smolt counting facilities (River conditions permitting).

16:00 Return to the Hotel and Depart