Kitwanga River Salmon Enumeration Facility – 2013 Annual Report

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Abstract In 2013, the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority (GFA) operated the Kitwanga River Salmon Enumeration Facility (KSEF) for the 11th consecutive year to count and biologically sample Pacific salmon returning to the Kitwanga River. The fence…

Kitwanga River Salmon Enumeration Facility: 2010 Annual Report

Abstract In 2010, the Gitanyow Fisheries Authority (GFA) operated the Kitwanga River Salmon Enumeration Facility (KSEF) for the 8th consecutive year to enumerate all five salmon species returning to the Kitwanga River. From July 6th to October…

Habitat-based methods to estimate escapement goals for data limited Chinook salmon stocks in British Columbia, 2004

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Abstract Fisheries and Oceans Canada requires escapement goals for Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) stocks to evaluate their status and achieve objectives established by international agreements and domestic policy. Unfortunately the…

Skeena Sockeye Lakes Hydroacoustic Surveys 2010

Executive Summary The Skeena Watershed Commission conducted hydroacoustic surveys at nine Skeena sockeye salmon rearing lakes (McDonell, Swan, Stephens, Sustut, Johanson, Johnston, Minerva, Lakelse, and Bulkley Lakes) during the 2010 field season.…

Acoustic Telemetry Measurements of Survival and Movements of Adult Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) within the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, 2008

Summary A pilot project using acoustic telemetry was designed and deployed in the Skeena and Bulkley River system in summer 2008 by Kintama Research, with the assistance of Ministry of Environment staff and local river guides. This project was…

Update Assessment of Sockeye Salmon Production from Babine Lake, British Columbia

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Abstract Wood et al. (1998) provided the last formal assessment of sockeye production from Babine Lake using production data spanning the 1950-1996 return years (1950-1991 brood years). This update adds 14 more years to the data series (1950-2010…

Evaluation of a mark-recapture procedure to assess the catchability rate of the Tyee test fishing gill-net

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Estimates of the Tyee test fishery catchability rate (i.e., the fraction of fish present which are captured during a fishing period) are combined with the number of steelhead captured to produce an estimate of total number of steelhead entering…

In-season indicators of run-strength and survival for northern British Columbia coho

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Abstract In providing forecasts of run-strength and survival for the coho of northern British Columbia for 2000, Holtby et al. (2000) concluded that modest incidental catches of coho from the upper Skeena would not pose a significant risk of…