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Title: Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Restoration

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96255-1

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1997: 97255-CLO, 1996: 96255-2, 1996: 96255, 1995: 95255, 1994: 94255, 1993: 93015, 1992: R053

Principal Investigator (PI): David Waltemyer

Assisting Personnel: Ken Tarbox

Research Location: Kenai River

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Sockeye Salmon

Abstract: Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) that spawn in the Kenai River system were injured by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Greatly reduced fishing time in the upper Cook Inlet, due to the presence of oil, caused sockeye salmon spawning escapement levels in the Kenai River to exceed the desired amount by three times. The over escapement resulted in reduced survival of juvenile sockeye salmon. Careful monitoring and possible reduction of Kenai River sockeye salmon harvests may be necessary to ensure adequate escapement. The goal of this project is to restore Kenai River sockeye salmon through improved stock assessment capabilities and more accurate regulation of spawning levels.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1997: 97255-CLO Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 96255-1 See Project 96255-1
1996: 96255-2 Not Available 1996: Not Available
View See Project 96255-1
1996: 96255 Not Available 1996: Not Available
See Project 96255-1 See Project 96255-1
1995: 95255 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 96255-1 See Project 96255-1
1994: 94255 Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
View See Project 96255-1
1993: 93015 Not Available 1993: View (PDF)
See Project 94255 See Project 96255-1
1992: R053 Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
See Project 94255 See Project 96255-1