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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

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.