Video enumeration for sockeye into Kuthai and King Salmon Lakes

TRT Fisheries conducts long term adult sockeye enumeration weirs at Kuthai and King Salmon Lakes. Due to shallow water at both lake outlets, and resulting bear activity, there was an interest in trying to improve the efficiency of moving fish thru these weirs. In 2018, the Deparment of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) provided video and power systems for trial video enumeration. This appeared to work very well, however the equipment has to be returned for DFO use next year. Therefore, it is proposed that TRT Fisheries would purchase the necessary video and power equipment to continue weir enumeration in this manner. Such will facilitate improved passage while minimizing fish handling.