Fraser Sockeye Upstream Juvenile Monitoring

The objective of the project is to assess the migration timing, size, age, and condition of specific stocks of upper Fraser juvenile Sockeye at the start of their seaward migration. In addition, new capture methods/sampling technologies may be examined as potential options for future juvenile assessments. This project represents a coordinated effort with existing DFO Science projects (Fraser Sockeye Adult Escapement Program, Environmental Watch Program, Mission Downstream Smolt Project in the lower Fraser River, juvenile salmon surveys in the Salish Sea, and ocean condition assessments) to provide better resolution and new information on the survival and productivity of Fraser Sockeye stocks, particularly during the freshwater residency period and the seaward juvenile migration.

S19-FRP17A Upstream Fraser River sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) smolt monitoring feasibility project 2019: Nautley River 2019 Report