Title: PWS Salmon Stock Identification and Monitoring Studies
Project Year and Number: 1993: 93068
Principal Investigator (PI): Samuel Sharr, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: General Restoration
Injured Resources Addressed: Sockeye Salmon
Abstract: Strong evidence indicates that the spawning success and early marine survival of chum and pink salmon in Prince William Sound (PWS) was adversely affected by the EVOS. Emerging fry and smolt of all salmon species throughout PWS migrated through and reared in areas contaminated by oil. Salmon stocks impacted by the EVOS are heavily exploited in commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries and their restoration may be realized through management practices designed to reduce exploitation on impacted stocks.
This project is designed to provide accurate estimates of salmon stocks in PWS, and will enable fisheries managers to identify areas where exploitation of depleted wild stocks can be minimized and still permit the harvest of surplus hatchery returns.
By sampling sockeye, chum, chinook and coho salmon catches and hatchery brood stock in PWS for coded wire tags, estimates of hatchery and wild stock contributions to harvests can be made. Fisheries managers may use the data to verify or adjust in season contribution estimates.
Prince William Sound
Fish - Salmon
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Funding Detail For: 1993
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993
Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable
Final Report: See Project 864
Publications from this Project: None Available
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