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Title: Genetic Stock Identification of Kenai River Sockeye

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93012

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Lisa Seeb, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: James Fetzner, Richard Gates, Chris Habicht, Jim Seeb, Bill Templin

Research Location: Kenai River

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Sockeye Salmon

Abstract: Genetic stock identification (GSI) techniques will be implemented to manage the harvest of EVOS damaged sockeye salmon stocks in Cook Inlet mixed harvest areas. Beginning in 1992, baseline genetic data were collected from 25 subpopulations from the Kenai, Kasilof, and Susitna Rivers. Samples from the Cook Inlet commercial harvest will be analyzed and reduced to stock components using these data and GSI techniques. Area managers will use this information to modify fishing areas and openings in order to facilitate harvest of the surplus Kasilof River and Susitna River stocks while protecting the EVOS damaged Kenai River stocks.

Results from the 1992 field season are under continued analysis. Ongoing simulation studies indicate Kenai River stocks can be identified with a high level of precision and accuracy in a variety of mixtures.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise Genetics

Proposal: View PDF (7,794 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1993

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993

Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available