• Domesticated escapees on the run: The second-generation monitoring programme reports the numbers and proportions of farmed Atlantic salmon in >200 Norwegian rivers annually 

      Glover, Kevin; Urdal, Kurt; Næsje, Tor; Skoglund, Helge; Florø-Larsen, Bjørn; Otterå, Håkon Magne; Fiske, Peder; Heino, Mikko Petteri; Aronsen, Tonje; Sægrov, Harald; Diserud, Ola Håvard; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Hindar, Kjetil; Bakke, Gunnar O; Solberg, Ingrid; Lo, Håvard; Solberg, Monica Favnebøe; Karlsson, Sten; Skaala, Øystein; Lamberg, Anders; Kanstad-Hanssen, Øyvind; Muladal, Rune; Skilbrei, Ove Tommy; Wennevik, Vidar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Norway is the world’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon and is home to ∼400 rivers containing wild salmon populations. Farmed escapees, a reoccurring challenge of all cage-based marine aquaculture, pose a threat ...
    • Effects of nuisance submerged vegetation on the fauna in Norwegian rivers 

      Velle, Gaute; Skoglund, Helge; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The abundance of aquatic vegetation is increasing in rivers and lakes worldwide. The aim of this study was to find how the macrophyte Juncus bulbosus Linnaeus affects salmonids and benthic macroinvertebrates in Norwegian ...
    • An extensive common‐garden study with domesticated and wild Atlantic salmon in the wild reveals impact on smolt production and shifts in fitness traits 

      Skaala, Øystein; Besnier, Francois; Borgstrøm, Reidar; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Sørvik, Anne Grete Eide; Normann, Eirik; Østebø, Britt Iren; Hansen, Michael Møller; Glover, Kevin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-02-19)
      Interactions between domesticated escapees and wild conspecifics represent a threat to the genetic integrity and fitness of native populations. For Atlantic salmon, the recurrent presence of large numbers of domesticated ...
    • Negative impacts of the sea lice prophylactic emamectin benzoate on the survival of hatchery released salmon smolts in rivers 

      Lennox, Robert J.; Salvanes, Anne Gro Vea; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Stöger, Elisabeth; Madhun, Abdullah; Helle, Turid Myklebust; Vollset, Knut (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Emamectin benzoate (EB) is a prophylactic pharmaceutical used to protect Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts migrating out of rivers and into the ocean against sea lice parasites. Randomized control trials comparing the ...
    • Swimming with the fishes: validating drift diving to identify farmed Atlantic salmon escapees in the wild 

      Mahlum, Shad Kenneth; Skoglund, Helge; Wiers, Tore; Norman, Eirik; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Wennevik, Vidar; Glover, Kevin; Urdal, Kurt; Bakke, Gunnar O; Vollset, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Escaped farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar interbreeding with wild conspecifics represents a threat to the genetic integrity and viability of wild populations. Therefore, it is necessary to accurately quantify escapees in ...
    • A test of migratory coupling in the salmon-trout predator-prey complex of a subarctic fjord 

      Lennox, Robert J.; Espedal, Espen Olsen; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Mahlum, Shad Kenneth; Vollset, Knut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts are vulnerable to predators during their seaward migration. To determine whether sea trout (Salmo trutta) exhibit a coupled migration to exploit the smolt run, we tracked Atlantic salmon ...
    • Validating timing of salmon smolt runs obtained by telemetry studies 

      Hulbak, Magnus Andre; Hanssen, Erlend Mjelde; Lennox, Robert; Salvanes, Anne Gro Vea; Barlaup, Bjørn Torgeir; Gharbi, Naouel; Nilsen, Tom Ole; Vollset, Knut (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Telemetry tags are increasingly used in management to monitor the migration timing of Atlantic salmon smolts (Salmo salar L.). It has been postulated that (1) effects from tagging and handling may alter migration behaviour, ...