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Title: Otolith Thermal Mass Marking of Hatchery Reared Pink Salmon In PWS

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98188

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1999: 99188-CLO, 1997: 97188, 1996: 96188, 1995: 95320-C, 1994: 94320-C

Principal Investigator (PI): Tim Joyce, City of Cordova

Assisting Personnel: David Evans

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon

Abstract: This project is developing otolith marking as a technology for identification of hatchery pink salmon returning to Prince William Sound. The otoliths of all pink salmon reared in Prince William Sound hatcheries will be thermally marked in the fall of 1998. A blind test will be conducted to determine the ability of otolith readers to successfully determine the origin of randomly selected otoliths. During the 1998 commercial fishery, approximately 100 otoliths will be processed from each fishery opening to estimate stock composition. A Bayesian approach will be used in the estimation of postseason contribution estimates, with a dynamic sample size allocation scheme being used to maximize sampling efficiency.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 626

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1999: 99188-CLO Not Available 1999: Not Available
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1997: 97188 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
See Project 99188-CLO See Project 99188-CLO
1996: 96188 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 99188-CLO See Project 99188-CLO
1995: 95320-C Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 99188-CLO See Project 99188-CLO
1994: 94320-C Not Available 1994: View (PDF)
See Project 99188-CLO See Project 99188-CLO