Collaboration between Atlantic and Pacific salmon biologists to enhance recovery of endangered salmon in North America

Collaboration between Atlantic and Pacific salmon biologists to enhance recovery of endangered... Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2014) 24:685–688 DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9365-7 EDITORIAL Collaboration between Atlantic and Pacific salmon biologists to enhance recovery of endangered salmon in North America • • William R. Ardren Craig Busack John F. Kocik Published online: 31 July 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland (outside the USA) 2014 Introduction Endangered Species Act (Ford 2011). Significant population declines are also occurring on both coasts Salmon hold an iconic status along the Atlantic and in southern Canada (Irvine et al. 2005), where Pacific coasts of North America, historically provid- conservation actions are ongoing. ing critical ecosystem services and substantial eco- This conservation crisis has resulted in extensive nomic benefits to these regions. Overharvest, fish research to inform management decisions associated passage barriers and habitat destruction, in combi- with recovery of endangered salmon populations. nation with other factors, have resulted in extirpation Collectively, there is a large and productive research of approximately 30 % of Pacific (Oncorhynchus effort in North America focused on conservation of spp.) and 90 % of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) endangered salmon populations. Numerous partner- populations in the contiguous United States (Parrish ships are in place to facilitate collaborations among et al. 1998; Gustafson et al. 2007). Many http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Collaboration between Atlantic and Pacific salmon biologists to enhance recovery of endangered salmon in North America

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer International Publishing Switzerland (outside the USA)
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
ISSN
0960-3166
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1573-5184
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10.1007/s11160-014-9365-7
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Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2014) 24:685–688 DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9365-7 EDITORIAL Collaboration between Atlantic and Pacific salmon biologists to enhance recovery of endangered salmon in North America • • William R. Ardren Craig Busack John F. Kocik Published online: 31 July 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland (outside the USA) 2014 Introduction Endangered Species Act (Ford 2011). Significant population declines are also occurring on both coasts Salmon hold an iconic status along the Atlantic and in southern Canada (Irvine et al. 2005), where Pacific coasts of North America, historically provid- conservation actions are ongoing. ing critical ecosystem services and substantial eco- This conservation crisis has resulted in extensive nomic benefits to these regions. Overharvest, fish research to inform management decisions associated passage barriers and habitat destruction, in combi- with recovery of endangered salmon populations. nation with other factors, have resulted in extirpation Collectively, there is a large and productive research of approximately 30 % of Pacific (Oncorhynchus effort in North America focused on conservation of spp.) and 90 % of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) endangered salmon populations. Numerous partner- populations in the contiguous United States (Parrish ships are in place to facilitate collaborations among et al. 1998; Gustafson et al. 2007). Many

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Reviews in Fish Biology and FisheriesSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 31, 2014

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