Historically, Little Tahltan River Chinook have been a major contributor to the overall Stikine production, but have declined in recent years, both in abundance and relative contribution to the total Stikine Chinook run. This project would be a preliminary investigation into why the Little Tahltan River Chinook escapement has declined and remains low. The scope of the project would be focused upon evaluating environmental conditions that may possibly be affecting spawning and incubation habitats. A field survey would be conducted in order assess or monitor habitat factors that may have influenced the decline or be limiting productivity.
N16-I56 Little Tahltan River Chinook Assessment Report 2016