Taku River Chinook Salmon Telemetry

We propose radio tagging 250 Chinook salmon during our annual stock assessment project on the Taku River in 2018 with the primary objective to estimate the proportion of large Chinook salmon (≥ 660 mm mid eye to fork of tail (MEF)) tagged below the border that migrate past the U.S./Canada border (ultimately generating a mark-recapture spawning escapement estimate in conjunction with the Nahlin River sonar count). Additional objectives will be to address existing questions about migration and behavior and verify a novel genetic stock identification-based run reconstruction.