A widespread decrease in productivity of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) populations in western North America

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Abstract We used data on 64 stocks of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from British Columbia (B.C.), Washington, and Alaska to determine whether recent decreases in abundance and productivity observed for Fraser River, B.C., sockeye have…

Literature review of habitat productivity models for Pacific salmon species

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Abstract A literature review was undertaken for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to develop a template for habitat status reports as part of the Conservation Unit reporting requirements under the Wild Salmon Policy. The objective…

Refining habitat indicators for Strategy 2 of the Wild Salmon Policy: practical assessment of indicators

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Abstract Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (a.k.a. the Wild Salmon Policy, WSP) was released in June 2005 (DFO 2005). The overarching goal of the Policy is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations…

Refining habitat indicators for Strategy 2 of the Wild Salmon Policy: identifying metrics and benchmarks

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Abstract Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (a.k.a. the Wild Salmon Policy, WSP) was released in June 2005 (DFO 2005). The overarching goal of the Policy is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations…