H. Imai of
Japan presented scientific information relevant to help
enforcement activities regarding 2009 salmon migration patterns
and the areas possible for illegal activities.
presentation centered on scientific information collected by the
Japanese research vessel Wakatake Maru using archival tag
technologies that modelled salmon homing migration patterns from
the Bering Sea to the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. This study
indicated that salmon migration patterns were influenced by the
swimming depth and the changing temperatures observed in the
vertical water column.
reported that this experiment was not easy due to the high cost
and the difficulties of recovering the archival tags. Japan is
determined to continue their research on salmon homing migration