Effects of marine survival, precocity and other life history traits on the cost-benefit of stocking salmon in the Baltic Sea

Publication year: 2011
Source: Fisheries Research, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 12 April 2011</br>
I., Kallio-Nyberg , M., Salminen , I., Saloniemi , M., Lindroos</br>
Cost-benefit analysis was applied to estimate the economic consequences of precocious maturation among hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) sea-ranched in the Baltic Sea. Data on the rearing and release costs, fishing costs, catch benefits, catch size, catch age and survival of previously immature and mature salmon in Carlin-tagged groups released into the Gulf of Finland in 1981–2005 were used in the analysis. Previously immature and precociously mature salmon differed in their marine growth, survival, sea age at maturity and migration behaviour. Precocity reduced the net present value (NPV) of the releases due to the lower catch age and marine survival...</br>

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