Wet’suwet’en Fisheries Steelhead Tagging Project at Moricetown Canyon July to October 2009: Data Summary and Recommendations

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Summary

During the summer and fall of 2009, Wet’suwet’en Fisheries continued the Moricetown Canyon steelhead tagging program that was initiated in 1999, in coordination 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 migration from July 27th to October 1st in 2009 and are summarized in this report. The continued objectives of this steelhead tagging program have been to standardize the sampling methodologies, to evaluate in-season population estimates or indices and to monitor the run-timing and relative returns of steelhead migrating upstream of Moricetown Canyon.

–Excerpt from the report’s Executive Summary