Rehabilitation of Atlantic salmon in the Meuse basin area (Belgium)


Main aspects of the research: * restocking ecologically valuable rivers with reared fish from different strains; * studying the different phases of the salmon life cycle, including downstream migration in tributaries, to increase restocking efficiency; * assessing the impacts oh mosan hydropower stations on downstream migration; * define constructive proposals aiming at the improvement of downstream migration of smolts and the reestablishment of upstream facilities (constructionof fish passes)/ studying of the efficiency of these devices for all fish species.


fish migration, pisciculture, restocking, anadromous fish, dams, water courses, salmonicole basin, electric fishing, fishery management, reintroduction, fish population management, smoltification, Ecology, Ethology, Genetics, Habitat management, restoration, Limnology and hydrobiology, Systematics and taxonomy, Streams , running waters, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, 4. Monitoring of Biodiversity, W-Europe, Belgium, river Meuse, river Maas, river Maas basin, river Ourthe, river Amblève, river Aisne, river Samson, river Lesse, river Semois, Wallonia, Meuse basin area, Metazoa, Vertebrata, Pisces, Teleostei, Salmoniformes, Salmonidae, Salmo salar, tacon, salmo salar, salmo trutta


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Unité de recherche en biologie des organismes unknown


Reference Role
Prignon C. & J.C Philippart, 1996. Effets du micromarquage magnétique nasal sur des juvéniles de saumon atlantique (Salmo salar). Aquat. Living Resour. 9 : 107-112. author
Prignon C., Micha J.C & JC. Philippart, 1997. La réhabilitation du saumon atlantique dans le bassin de la Meuse. Projet "Meuse Saumon 2000". Probio Rev. 2-3 : 111-120. author
Prignon C., Micha J.C & A. Gillet, 1998. Biological and environmental characteristics of fish passage at the Tailfer dam on the River Meuse, Belgium. In Jungwirth M., Schmutz S. & S. Weiss (eds), Fish Migration and Fish Bypasses, Fishing News Books, Blackwell Science, Cambridge : 69-84. author
Prignon C., Micha J.C, Rimbaud G. & J.C Philippart, 1999. Rehabilitation efforts for Atlantic salmon in the Meuse basin area : synthesis 1983-1998. Hydrobiologia 410 : 69-77. author

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