2005 Steelhead Tagging Project at Moricetown Canyon by Wet’suwet’en Fisheries. Data Analysis and Recommendations



During the summer and fall of 2005, the Wet’suwet’en Fisheries continued the Moricetown Canyon steelhead tagging program that was initiated in 1999, in conjunction with an ongoing coho, sockeye and Chinook tagging program. Coho, sockeye and Chinook data were analysed separately by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The data collected for steelhead migrating from June to October 2005 are summarized in this report. Catch per unit effort information was summarized in a separate report prepared by Wet’suwet’en Fisheries. The continued objectives of this steelhead tagging program have been to standardize sampling methodologies, develop and evaluate in-season population estimates or indices and to monitor the run-timing and relative annual returns of steelhead migrating upstream of Moricetown Canyon.

–Excerpt from the report’s Executive Summary

The appendices to this report can be found here.