Evaluation of uncertainty in Fraser sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) Wild Salmon Policy status using abundance and trends in abundance metrics

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Abstract The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) goal is "to restore and maintain healthy salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity" (Fisheries and…

Summary of Preliminary Benchmark Analysis for Lake Sockeye CUs in the Skeena Watershed (DRAFT, Jan. 9, 2012)

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Summary The intent of this memorandum is to describe the results of a preliminary stock-recruit analysis focused on Skeena lake sockeye Conservation Units (CUs) to evaluate stock status and identify possible benchmarks for Skeena sockeye. …

Combining Multiple Indicators to Determine Conservation Status Based on Expert Preferences

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Abstract Assessments of the conservation status of species depend on using multiple indicators, and most methods for combining indicators either assume that all indicators are equally important or they use some other pre-determined weighting.…

Concepts and Approaches to WSP Benchmarks and Managing Mixed-Stock Fisheries

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This presentation explains some key concepts needed to determine Wild Salmon Policy benchmarks and how these are extended to development of a multi-stock fishing plan, with input from community/industry advisers. The presentation was delivered…

Indicators of status and benchmarks for conservation units in Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy

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Abstract The goal of Canada's Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity. To achieve that goal, the WSP requires…

Workshop on methods for assessing status and identifying benchmarks for conservation units of the Wild Salmon Policy, January 5-6, 2009, Vancouver, BC

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Abstract The purpose of the workshop was to provide a report on the progress of Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) Strategy 1 and solicit views on further development of methodologies for establishing Conservation Unit (CU) benchmarks. The methods for…

Evaluation of benchmarks for conservation units in Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy: technical documentation

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Abstract Canada's Wild Salmon Policy requires that quantifiable metrics of biological status and benchmarks along those metrics that delineate Red, Amber, and Green zones of status be established for all Conservation Units. Although candidate…