Genetic stock identification of District 111 sockeye

The Taku River in Southeast Alaska supports sockeye runs important for commercial and aboriginal fisheries in both Alaska and Canada. Taku River sockeye are harvested by commercial gillnet fisheries in U.S. District 111, by Alaska personal-use fisheries in the river, by Canadian commercial gillnet fisheries, by Canadian recreational fisheries, and by Canadian aboriginal fisheries. Stock contribution estimates are used to document compliance with the harvest sharing agreements, reconstruct runs of wild stocks, estimate the return of enhanced fish, forecast upcoming returns, and support sustainable management.