Coho Salmon GSI: SNP Baseline Development

We propose the development of a bilateral CAN-US Coho Salmon single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genetic baseline as the foundation for identifying Coho Salmon stocks in mixed stock fisheries. The primary application of the SNP baseline is to identify the origins and contributions of Coho Salmon populations in Southern Boundary Region mixed fisheries to support international and local Coho Salmon fisheries management and conservation. The same SNP panel would have many other uses, for example, for parent-based tagging to identify hatchery and wild interactions, and as a conservation tool.