Summary: Hydrobiologia 371/372: 233240, 1998.
J.-P. Lagard`ere, M.-L. B´egout Anras & G. Claireaux (eds), Advances in Invertebrates and Fish Telemetry.
© 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in Belgium.
Remote monitoring of heart rate as a measure of recovery in angled
Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar (L.)
W. G. Anderson1, R. Booth1, T. A. Beddow1, R. S. McKinley1, B. Finstad2, F. Økland2 &
1 Waterloo Biotelemetry Institute, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
2 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway
3 Department of Fisheries and Oceans, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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Key words: catch and release, heart rate, telemetry, angle, recovery
The introduction of `Catch and Release' fishery programs are now widely employed by fisheries managers in most
Atlantic Provinces, primarily due to the recent decline of Atlantic salmon stocks on the east coast of Canada.
However, there is still considerable debate among special interest groups and regulators as to the effectiveness of
the technique. Heart rate telemetry has been utilized as a tool for the assessment of metabolic rate in wild fish
by a number of investigators, and was employed in the present study in order to assess recovery following staged
angling events in Atlantic salmon. Wild Atlantic salmon were successfully angled at 20 ± 2 C and 16.5± 1 C