Category: Southeast Alaska

Forecasting Southeast Alaska pink salmon harvest from juvenile salmon data: extension of models

The Southeast Coastal Monitoring project has conducted monthly sampling surveys to collect data associated with juvenile salmon as they pass through migration corridors to the Gulf of Alaska. These surveys are conducted from May to August after the high-mortality periods of both freshwater incubation and early marine nearshore residency, and provide information on year-class strength that can be used with associated environmental data to forecast abundance of the returning adult salmon in subsequent years. Pink salmon catch data from these annual surveys have been used to develop models that predicted SEAK pink salmon harvests.


Kelsall River Salmon Habitat Assessment

The Takshanuk Watershed Council (TWC) will conduct a salmon habitat assessment of the Kelsall River in Southeast Alaska using a combination of on-the-ground fluvial habitat surveys and remote-sensed classification/delineation. TWC will classify habitat types; determine the physical habitat values and channel metrics.

Indian River Intake Mechanical Cleaning System – Sitka Sound Science Center, SJ Hatchery

This project will complete the original screened intake project begun in the spring of 2013. That project, funded by the Pacific Salmon Commission Northern Fund enabled the water intake for the SJ Hatchery to be completely screened.