Joint US and CA Mixed-stock Chum Fisheries Sampling Design

In order to facilitate management responses to Southern Chum stock strength, in accordance with Annex IV, Chapter 6 of the Pacific Salmon Treaty it is necessary to provide the catch composition in fisheries targeting Southern origin Chum populations. We are proposing to sample Southern BC and US mixed stock Chum fisheries to determine stock composition to the Canadian Conservation Unit (CU) and United States Management Unit (MU) level using genetic mixed stock analysis. In addition, run timing, distribution and diversion by CU and MU will be explored for run reconstruction.