Size and age of maturity of Atlantic salmon correlate with the North Atlantic Oscillation Index (NAOI)

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Sea‐age at maturity of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar decreased with increasing values of the seasonal NAOI from February to April. Body mass increment from smolts to adults of one‐sea‐winter Atlantic salmon increased with increasing NAOI in May at the time when the juveniles moved to sea.

Keywords: NAOI; Salmo salar; growth

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, P. O. Box 736, Sentrum, N-0105 Oslo, Norway

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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