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Summer Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative: Supplemental Report No. 3 Annual Report for the 2000 Summer Chum Salmon Return to the Hood Canal and Strait of Juan de Fuca Region

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research and Management - Management and Conservation

Date Published: December 2001

Number of Pages: 138

Author(s): Jim Ames, Thom Johnson, Travis Nelson (WDFW); Nick Lampsakis, Chris Weller (Point No Point Treaty Council); Tom Kane (USFWS)

INTRODUCTION:

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Point No Point Treaty Tribes distributed the Summer Chum Salmon Conservation Initiative (SCSCI) in April 2000 (WDFW and PNPTT 2000). The initiative described a plan for the implementation of summer chum salmon recovery in Hood Canal and eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The SCSCI specifies preparation of annual reports that describe the results of plan implementation and assesses compliance with and effectiveness of the plan provisions (section 3.6.2 of SCSCI). This is the first annual report, applicable to the year 2000. The topics addressed include stock assessment, harvest management, artificial production, ecological interactions, and habitat, corresponding to the major areas of management activities required to address comprehensive recovery of the summer chum as described in the SCSCI. A concluding remarks section is provided at the end of the report.