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