Chinook Radiotelemetry Project: Skeena River 2010

“The Skeena Watershed is the second largest Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) producing watershed in British Columbia. It hosts more than 30 populations of Chinook which spawn in over 56 census units. In 2010 we carried out the first watershed-wide radiotelemetry project for Chinook salmon in the Skeena River. Our objectives were to tag Chinook and trace them to their spawning sites, determine the effectiveness of the latest Skeena Chinook microsatellite DNA baseline in predicting travel to known stock spawning zones, and to develop information on Chinook populations in the upper Skeena.” –Except from the report’s Executive Summary