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1999 Wild Coho Forecasts for Puget Sound and Washington Coastal Systems

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

Date Published: January 22, 1999

Number of Pages: 34

Author(s): Dave Seiler

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.