The increased occurrence of Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum, 1792) in the Faroe Islands

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Abstract

In 2019, there was an unexpected occurrence of invasive pink salmon in the Faroe
Islands (centered at 62°00′N; 06°47′W). Fish were captured by local recreational
anglers during the period from late July 2019 to late September 2019. In this brief
report, we detail the biological characteristics of the captured pink salmon and
discuss the potential of a self-reproducing pink salmon population in the Faroe
Islands. This report adds to the overall understanding of pink salmon distribution in
the North Atlantic region and mirrors similar reports of odd-year invasive pink
salmon populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalBioInvasions Records. International journal of Field Research on Biological Invasions
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • non-native species
  • invasive species
  • gonadal development
  • sea louse
  • sandeel

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