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Title: Historical Analysis of Sockeye Salmon Growth Among Populations Affected by the Oil Spill and Large Spawning Escapements

Project Year and Number: 1996: 96048-BAA

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2000: 00048-BAA

Principal Investigator (PI): Gregory Ruggerone, Natural Resources Consultants, Inc.

Assisting Personnel: Donald Rogers

Research Location: Cook Inlet, Kodiak

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Sockeye Salmon

Abstract: Trustee Council funded research by Ruggerone and Rogers (Project 96048) demonstrated that large spawning escapements can have long-term impacts on sockeye growth and adult returns. The findings have new and important consequences for stock-recruitment modeling, which is the basis for determining escapement levels that allow for maximum sustained harvest. The research also demonstrated that marine growth of sockeye salmon increased after the mid-1970s, corresponding to the increase in salmon production throughout Alaska and the ocean regime shift that has impacted numerous species. This project will fund preparation of two manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

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Funding Detail For: 1996

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1996

Annual Report: 1996: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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