Increase In Predation Revealed in Salmon Study

More young Atlantic salmon are being eaten by striped bass than was previously believed. That’s according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science suggests about 18 per cent of juvenile Atlantic salmon from the Northwest Branch of the Miramichi River are eaten in some years while migrating through the estuary.

The study was completed by putting tiny acoustic transmitters into the abdominal cavity of 514 salmon smolt from 2013 to 2016.

One hundred and ten striped bass were tagged in the fall of 2013.

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