Nofima reports

A review of genetic influences from escaped farmed Atlantic salmon on wild Atlantic salmon populations

Jacq, Celeste; Ødegård, Jørgen; Bentsen, Hans; Gjerde, Bjarne

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 16/2011

Number of pages: 40

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-7251-871-3

Open Access: green


This report entails a critical review of current knowledge concerning the interactions between farmed and wild Atlantic salmon populations with specific relevance to Norway, and also discusses current knowledge regarding the effective management of wild populations of this species. The report details information on the aquaculture production, life history, distribution and population structure, genetic interactions and conservation of Atlantic salmon. Furthermore, a separate chapter discusses future research areas which need attention.