Salmon Coast has been participating in a larger coastal initiative to understand the behaviour, movement and health of overwintering Chinook salmon.

Investigating Critical Times for Salmon Survival

Understanding the location and behavior of these salmon during the winter months is valuable to conservation efforts and management decisions.

During the last three years we have used microtrolling fishing techniques to target juvenile Chinook salmon in our area. The microtrolling technique has a low incidence of bycatch and low impact on the fish captured, which are returned to the waters in which they were caught. During sample collection small tissue samples are collected and sent to the lab to provide information on the river system of origin as well as genomic indicators of health.

Results from the first year of collection found that the majority of fish caught were from the Salish Sea. Understanding these movements is a key component of understanding how to best support salmon population resilience.

Find Out More About Our Work by Checking Out Our Regular Reports and Related Publications

Check out our sea lice reports for each year, which provide detailed information on the year’s monitoring findings.

View our complete list of publications for many more articles based on sea lice research conducted at Salmon Coast.

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