Determining Optimum Coho Smolt Production and Spawner Abundance to Establish Benchmarks for Coho Salmon Conservation Units (CU) in the Lower Fraser Management Unit

The identification of benchmarks to establish the status of Canadian Management Units (MU’s) has been identified as a key priority of the bilateral Coho Technical Committee. LGL proposes to continue the application of the Coho Habitat Production methodology developed by Bocking and Peacock (2004) to the Lower Fraser Coho MU to develop benchmarks of status for this MU and the component Canadian Wild Salmon Policy Conservation Units (CU’s).