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2007 Wild Coho Forecasts For Puget Sound & Washington Coastal Systems

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

Number of Pages: 24

Author(s): Greg Volkhardt, Pat Hanratty, Dan Rawding, 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.