Skeena Sockeye Lakes Juvenile Sockeye Hydroacoustic Surveys

The Skeena Fisheries Commission proposes to quantify the number of age:0 sockeye fry rearing in five Skeena River Watershed lakes using a scientific echo sounder along with concurrent trawl and gillnet sampling. The data will be used to produce age:0 sockeye fry population estimates and rearing densities, as well as estimates for competing limnetic species for each lake. The sockeye samples will also provide age and size data for the juvenile sockeye population at each lake. The lakes that we propose to survey are: Swan, Stephens, Alastair, Johnston, and McDonell.