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Title: Sockeye Overescapement

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93002

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Dana Schmidt, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Stan Carlson, Gary Kyle, Ken Tarbox

Research Location: KEN/KAP

Restoration Category: Damage Assessment

Injured Resources Addressed: Sockeye Salmon

Abstract: Major economic damage to fisheries may result because of the over escapement of sockeye salmon occurring associated with fisheries closures caused by the 1989 oil spill. This project involves procedures to assess the effects of sockeye salmon over escapement. Fresh water production from the 1989 escapements will be assessed in the Kenai/Skilak, Red, Akalura, and Upper Station Lakes of the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island in Alaska. Future sockeye salmon production from the 1989 parent year and subsequent parent years will be estimated. Experimental and empirical sockeye life history/production models will be used to compare salmon production by life stage at escapement levels consistent with management goals to the 1989 escapements.

This project includes studies that essentially follow the pattern established in the original 1990 study plan but with significant modifications to accommodate recent findings. The data collected will provide an opportunity to examine the feasibility of alternative restoration opportunities.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Kodiak Island
Species Seabirds - Sea ducks
Fields of Expertise Ecology

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: View (2,027 KB)

Final Report: Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available