Finalized Chinook Salmon Stock Assessment and Research Plan Available
January 31, 2013
In developing this plan, the research team considered comments received on the gap analysis, presentations and panel discussions at the symposium, and public comments and questions received during the symposium. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game also utilized comments from independent peer reviews solicited from three fisheries scientists familiar with Chinook salmon life history and population dynamics.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game will use this plan to guide its near-term stock assessment and research efforts on Chinook salmon in Alaska. The central objective in implementing this plan is to create a consistent stock assessment framework across a diversity of indicator systems in Alaska that will provide improved information for sustained yield management of Chinook salmon for a range of run sizes and productivity regimes. Results will be integral to gaining a more complete understanding of important factors influencing Chinook salmon productivity.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game envisions the plan as a living document, to be updated in the future as recommendations are implemented and new information becomes available.
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