Radio-Tagging of Skeena Chinook

In 2009 and 2010 the Skeena Fisheries Commission worked to improve the genetic baseline information used in Skeena chinook stock assessment. As a follow-up to this work, they collaborated with LGL in 2010 to radio-tag a set of Skeena chinook and follow their migrations upstream to obtain information on migration timing and spawning locations.  The main component of this project, which focused on the Kitsumkalum stock, was sponsored by the Pacific Salmon Commission; the SWI sponsored an expansion that focused on chinook from the upper Skeena and its tributaries above Babine River. Information collected was used to verify the genetic baseline and define the geographical range of conservation units. The data gathered will improve the effectiveness of monitoring and assessment activities.

project objectives
Use radio-tagging to follow the migrations of Skeena Chinook upstream to obtain information on migration timing and spawning locations; data will be used to verify the genetic baseline and define the geographical range of conservation units.
related documents

report: Chinook Radiotelemetry Project – Skeena River 2010

project status
complete
project timeline
June 1, 2010
to April 30, 2011
project lead
Skeena Fisheries Commission
partners
Pacific Salmon Commission, LGL Ltd.
subjects
conservation units, genetics, stock assessment
location
Babine Lake, Skeena River Watershed, upper Skeena River
related species
chinook