Increased North migrating Chinook indicator stock CWT to improve Chinook stock analyses

We propose to increase coded-wire tagging (CWT) for 6 Chinook indicator stocks in B.C. that contribute mostly to Northern Boundary Area fisheries. This proposal will fund incremental tagging beyond the base level provided by DFO in order to meet standards derived by the PSC CWT work group to account for survival rate, fishery sampling rate, exploitation rate, and an 80% probability of attaining a minimum standard of observed CWT recoveries.