Event Title

New information on resident areas of ocean age 0 Chinook salmon in the Strait of Georgia

Presentation Abstract

Ocean age 0 Chinook salmon are found throughout the Strait of Georgia. Some populations are persistently rearing in discrete regions of the strait. The South Thompson, Harrison/Chilliwack and Cowichan river populations, which represent approximately 70% of adult escapement to all rivers flowing into the Strait of Georgia, differ in their rearing areas. Increased escapements since the late 1990s to the South Thompson are proposed to result from increased prey density in the summer in their discrete rearing area. Recent increases in Cowichan River Chinook salmon escapements may be related to varying distribution patterns of hatchery and wild fish. Thus, it the productivity of these populations appears to be related to the prey production and ocean conditions in discrete regions of the Strait of Georgia.

Session Title

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Juvenile Salmonid Growth and Survival

Conference Track

SSE11: Species and Food Webs

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE11-254

Start Date

5-4-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 10:30 AM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

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New information on resident areas of ocean age 0 Chinook salmon in the Strait of Georgia

Ocean age 0 Chinook salmon are found throughout the Strait of Georgia. Some populations are persistently rearing in discrete regions of the strait. The South Thompson, Harrison/Chilliwack and Cowichan river populations, which represent approximately 70% of adult escapement to all rivers flowing into the Strait of Georgia, differ in their rearing areas. Increased escapements since the late 1990s to the South Thompson are proposed to result from increased prey density in the summer in their discrete rearing area. Recent increases in Cowichan River Chinook salmon escapements may be related to varying distribution patterns of hatchery and wild fish. Thus, it the productivity of these populations appears to be related to the prey production and ocean conditions in discrete regions of the Strait of Georgia.