The introduction of non-native salmonids into South America has resulted in the establishment of multiple species. Today Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Chinook Salmon have the broadest distributions on the continent. Research on the ecology and impacts of non-native salmonids has developed during the last two decades. Yet, many questions remain about the future of salmonids in this region. This symposium aims to provide an update on the current knowledge about salmonids in South America, focusing on their biogeography, ecology, genetics, ecosystem impacts and effects, socioecology, and management options. We will end this session with a discussion panel about management methods of invasive salmonids and challenges in mitigating impacts.

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