Salmon Smolt and Striped Bass Predator-Prey Dynamics
Recipient: Atlantic Salmon Federation
Approved Amount: $15,000 Year Approved: 2014
Increased abundance of striped bass, a top predator in the coastal zone and important game fish in its own right, in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (sGSL) since the mid 2000s has raised concerns from Atlantic salmon recreational fishery organisations that predation by striped bass could threaten the viability of their fishery. This project will quantify the predator-prey interactions that contribute to important aboriginal and recreational fisheries in the sGSL. The project will quantify spatial and temporal overlap between striped bass and salmon smolt.
Contact: Jonathan Carr, 506-529-1385, firstname.lastname@example.org