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Title: Stock Identification of Chum, Sockeye, Chinook and Coho Salmon in PWS

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94137

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1995: 95137, 1993: 93068

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

Assisting Personnel: Brian Bue, David Evans, Seawan Gehlbach, 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 stocks which are experiencing escapement shortfalls and 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 lessen interceptions of wild fish in mixed stock fisheries.


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

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: Not Applicable

Final Report: View

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
1993: 93068 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
See Project 94137 See Project 94137