Skeena Chinook DNA Baseline Completion
The initial Skeena chinook conservation unit delineation published in 2009 was quite coarse and very little data existed for the smaller, more vulnerable populations. The Skeena Fisheries Commission worked in 2009 and 2010 to complete improvements to the chinook genetic baseline by gathering and analyzing genetic samples from these smaller populations. Expanding the baseline of genetic samples allows better delineation of conservation units and the results from work in 2009 have already been used to improve the effectiveness of the Skeena Test Fishery in evaluating the size and status of Skeena chinook populations.
- project objectives
- Improve the genetic baseline for Skeena Chinook for use in evaluating stock status and improving the delineation of Chinook Conservation Units.
- related documents
- project status
- project timeline
- June 1, 2010
to April 30, 2011
- project lead
- Skeena Fisheries Commission
- Gitksan Watershed Authorities, Kitsumkalum Band Council, Kitselas Band Fisheries, Wet'suwet’en Fisheries
- conservation units, genetics, stock assessment
- Skeena River Watershed
- related species