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Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) culture manual

January 18, 2024

The primary objective of the Atlantic Salmon Research Program established at the U.S. Geological Survey Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science as mandated by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is to restore Atlantic salmon (Linnaeus, 1758; Salmo salar) into Lake Ontario. This objective focuses on evaluating the survival of stocked Atlantic salmon in current Lake Ontario conditions to create a genetic strain that is robust to overcome current physiological and physical barriers. To complete this goal, new and innovative hatchery techniques based on past successful methods and protocols to grow Atlantic salmon to various life stages are described in this standard operating manual.

Publication Year 2024
Title Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) culture manual
DOI 10.3133/tm2A21
Authors Marc A. Chalupnicki, Rich Chiavelli, James E. McKenna
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 2-A21
Index ID tm2A21
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center