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2005 Wild Coho Forecasts For Puget Sound & Washington Coastal Systems

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

Number of Pages: 20

Author(s): Dave Seiler, Greg Volkhardt, Steve Neuhauser, Pat Hanratty, Lori Kishimoto, Pete Topping, Mike Ackley, Laurie Peterson, and Lindsey Fleischer

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.