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2010 Wild Coho Forecasts for Puget Sound, the Washington Coast, and Lower Columbia

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

Number of Pages: 33

Author(s): Mara Zimmerman

Run size forecasts for wild coho stocks are an important element of the joint state and tribal pre-season planning process for Washington State salmon fisheries. Accurate forecasts on a stock basis are necessary to ensure adequate spawning escapements while realizing harvest benefits and achieving allocation goals.