Atlantic Salmon Trust Update

The West Coast Tracking Project:
What We Know So Far

The initial findings from the West Coast Tracking Project are beginning to provide profound insights into how our West Coast smolts navigate through our coastal waters to reach the Smolt Highway, before hitching a ride to their Summer feeding grounds off the coast of Norway.

The information gathered from this project is being used to support and strengthen Marine Scotland’s Smolt Migration Model by providing additional information on smolts’ distribution at sea and finding out more about their likely swimming behaviour.