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Title: SEA: Coded Wire Tagging of Wild Pinks for Stock Identification

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94320-B

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 1998: 98186-CLO, 1997: 97186, 1996: 96186, 1995: 95320-B, 1993: 93067, 1992: R060-C, 1992: R060-A

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

Assisting Personnel: Brian Bue, David Evans, Seawan Gehlbach, Renate Riffe

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon

Abstract: This project is a component of the Sound Ecosystem Assessment (SEA) program, a multi-disciplinary effort to acquire an ecosystem level understanding of the marine and freshwater processes that interact to constrain levels of fish, marine bird, and marine mammal production in Prince William Sound (PWS). Pink salmon are an important food source for fish, birds, and mammals, and provide a pathway for the transfer of nutrients accumulated from high seas marine areas to near shore and terrestrial ecosystems. Pink salmon are vital to the economy of PWS communities. Evidence indicating that the EVOS was partially responsible for weak pink salmon return to PWS is growing. PWS pink salmon embryos incubating in oiled areas have shown significantly higher mortalities than those incubating in unoiled areas. Fry and juvenile salmon rearing in oiled areas exhibit reduced growth and survival. To sustain production from wild populations, managers must ensure that adequate numbers of wild fish return to spawning streams. To enable fisheries managers to regulate the harvest of injured wild stocks, percentages of the pink salmon harvests will be scanned for coded-wire tags. Estimates of the contribution of hatchery fish to the PWS pink salmon population will be made to estimate wild stock total returns and survival.


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: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: View (5,227 KB)

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
1998: 98186-CLO Not Available 1998: Not Available
See Project 97186 See Project 97186
1997: 97186 Not Available 1997: Not Available
View No datasets
1996: 96186 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 97186 See Project 97186
1995: 95320-B Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 94320-B See Project 94320-B
1993: 93067 Not Available 1993: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1992: R060-C Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
View No datasets
1992: R060-A Not Available 1992: Not Applicable
View No datasets