Turning the Tide – Speakers Presentations
The Speakers presentations from this year’s salmon symposium held in Ashburton on November 11&12 are now available for download below.
The results of the Workshop sessions and the question and answer sessions will be added in the new year.
Fish & Game CEO Martin Taylor's opening address for the symposium
A briefing by Mark Webb from Central South Island Fish & Game on the importance of the salmon fishery to anglers in Canterbury, the current state and key population influences.
An update by Helen Trotter From Otago Fish & Game of the current state of the salmon fishery in Otago and Southland.
An update by Vaughan Lynn from Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game on the state of the salmon fishery in the Nelson Marlborough region
David Willis a Biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada with a presentation on North American experiences and options and recommendations for improving the New Zealand salmon fishery.
Cawthron institute freshwater biologist Rasmus Gabrielsson's examination of the release strategies for salmon in New Zealand and research techniques to improve monitoring and success.
Cawthron Institute aquaculture scientist Dr Jane Symonds and the efforts the Cawthron Institute is undertaking to improve the scientific knowledge on the Chinnok Salmon.
A presentation of the salmon enhancement projects underway in Canterbury via the Fish & Game hatcheries in in North Canterbury (Montrose, Whiskey Creek and Peacock Springs) and the volunteer hatcheries at McKinnons Creek and the Lower Waitaki.
Hamish Stevens is a Fish & Game Officer with Central South Island Region presentation on the salmon spawning streams in the region.
Dr Tom Quinn a Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Science from the University of Washington and leading authority on behaviour, ecology, evolution and conservation of salmon and trout presents on factors impacting on salmons survival and genetics
Mark Geytenbeek from the Ministry for Primary Industries presentation on current industry practices, recent trends in marine fishing abundance and distribution.
Phil Jellyman from NIWA presentation on examining the importance of mid-range flows on salmon migrations and NIWA's research projects and funding constraints.
Mark Webb from Central South Island Fish & Game briefing on angler catch levels, limit bags and season bags impacts.
Rasmus Gabrielsson a Freshwater Biologist at Nelson's Cawthron Institute, specialising in aquatic ecology, zoology and evolutionary biology briefs us on environmental issues facing the Chinook slamon.
Dr Mike Joy a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science at Massey University, Outspoken critic about decline in the quality of freshwater ecosystems and the negative impacts of nutrients gives a stark analysis of the current state of New Zealand's freshwater environment.
Scott Pearson the Environmental Advisor with North Canterbury Fish & Game updates on the wins and loses for our fisheries, and the advocacy work that Fish & Game does.
Tony Hawker a Fish & Game Officer with North Canterbury Fish & Game presents on the science behind fish screens and the current regulatory state of fish screens.