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2006 Wild Coho Forecasts For Puget Sound & Washington Coastal Systems

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

Number of Pages: 21

Author(s): Greg Volkhardt, Pat Hanratty, Pete Topping, Mike Ackley, Clayton Kinsel, Kelly Kiyohara and Lori Kishimoto

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.