Guten tag Frau Denny!

UINR’s Shelley Denny can add German to her list of languages as she prepares to attend the Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany this week.

Did you know that Salmon once ran in German’s Rhine River? Until the late 1950s there was an active fishery supported by large and economically valuable salmon stocks. Deteriorating water quality, construction of barriers to salmon migration, and over-fishing resulted in the extinction of salmon in the Rhine.

The Council will hold a full-day session ‘Addressing impacts of salmon farming on wild Atlantic salmon: challenges to, and developments supporting, achievement of NASCO’s international goals’. All of the meeting sessions allows for a greater exchange of information and consideration of best practices.