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Title: PWS Salmon Stock Identification and Monitoring Studies

Project Year and Number: 1993: 93068

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95137, 1994: 94137

Principal Investigator (PI): Samuel Sharr, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Brian Bue, David Evans, Seawan Gehlbach, Carol Peckham, Renate Riffe, Dan Sharp, Jodi Smith, Mark Willette

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.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise Genetics
Technological Methods Radio Tagging

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

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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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1995: 95137 Not Available 1995: Not Available
See Project 94137 See Project 94137
1994: 94137 Not Available 1994: Not Applicable
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