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Title: Testing Archival Tag Technology in Coho Salmon

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02404

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01404

Principal Investigator (PI): Jennifer Nielsen, DOI

Assisting Personnel: Philip Richards, Thor Tingey, Derek Wilson, Chris Zimmerman

Research Location: Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Archive tags with temperature and light-geolocation sensors will be monitored for post-smolt coho salmon in Cook Inlet. Light/location relationships specific to the Gulf of Alaska developed under Project 00478 will be applied in this study of movement and migration paths for coho salmon during maturation in ocean environments in Cook Inlet. Salmon for this study will be reared in captivity (at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hatchery at Fort Richardson) to 1+ year of age (200-250mm) and released in Cook Inlet as part of the department's Ship Creek sport-fishing hatchery release. FY 01 includes pilot studies of tag retention, behavior, and growth for coho in captivity. Ship Creek coho will be tagged mid-May. A spring release experiment in the first year will be contingent on the successful implementation and retention of these tags. Surveys for early jack recoveries will be done at the Ship Creek weir and among sport fishers. Monitoring for adult tag recoveries will be done in the coho commercial fishery in Cook Inlet and the derby sport fishery on Ship Creek. Archive tagged fish will be used to document coho salmon use of marine habitats, migration routes, contribution to the sport fishery, and hatchery/wild interactions for salmon in Cook Inlet.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Freshwater – Rivers/Streams
Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Ocean migration and survival

Proposal: View PDF (146 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01404 View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
See Project 02404 See Project 02404