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2008 Wild Coho Forecasts for Puget Sound, the Washington Coast, and Lower Columbia

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



Number of Pages: 26

Author(s): Greg Volkhardt, Dan Rawding, Lori Kishimoto, Pat Hanratty, Pete Topping, Mike Ackley, Clayton Kinsel, Kelly Kiyohara, Cameron Sharp, John Serl, Julie Henning, and Josh Holowatz

DESCRIPTION:
Run size forecasts for wild coho stocks are an important element of the joint state-tribal pre-season planning process for Washington State salmon fisheries. Accurate forecasts on a stock basis are required to ensure adequate spawning escapements, while realizing harvest benefits and achieving allocation goals.