Stikine – Tahltan Lake Smolt Enumeration and Sampling

Tahltan Lake is located in the Stikine River drainage in northwestern British Columbia. It is the largest contributor of sockeye salmon to the Stikine drainage and makes up the largest component of the Stikine commercial and First Nation food fisheries.

The Tahltan Lake smolt count will be used to forecast future adult sockeye salmon production and will guide management actions in subsequent years through abundance based management. The count and enhanced/wild ratios will be used to determine appropriate fry stocking levels at Tahltan Lake as a result of the egg collection and incubation activities designed to boost adult production in the Stikine River through the joint Transboundary sockeye  enhancement program.