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Abstract

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

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.