Technical Report Series
Reports in the PSC Technical Report Series present results of completed or ongoing investigations carried out by the Pacific Salmon Commission that are deemed of sufficient interest to be made available to the scientific community and the public. Reports in this series are published on an irregular basis.
Full-text versions of reports in the PSC Technical Report Series are provided here in (PDF) format.
Okanagan Chinook: Summary of Findings and Considerations for Future Actions by Okanagan Work Group
Size: 4.82 MB
Date added: October-2023
Recommended Transition Plan for Estimating Calendar Year Exploitation Rates for Chinook Salmon Escapement Indicator Stocks Impacted by Mark-Selective Fisheries
Size: 823.05 KB
Date added: March-2023
Overview of pre-season and in-season assessment methods for Fraser River sockeye salmon
Size: 8.04 MB
Date added: June-2022
Review of available abundance, age,and stock composition data useful forreconstructing historical stock specificruns, harvest, and escapement ofYukon River Chinook salmon(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), 1981-2019
Size: 4.49 MB
Date added: April-2022
Northern British Columbia Coho Salmon Information Summary
Size: 2.37 MB
Date added: March-2022
A Review of Indirect Methods Used in Estimation of Chinook Salmon Exploitation Rates and Recommendations for Improvement
Size: 1.07 MB
Date added: September-2021
Coho Salmon Stock Status in Southeast Alaska: A Review of Trends in Productivity, Harvest, and Abundance through 2019
Size: 2.15 MB
Date added: June-2021
District 104 Pink Salmon Fishery Harvest Pattern Analysis
Size: 3.74 MB
Date added: June-2021
Supplementary materials and data for the PSC Technical Report No. 43 - Taku River Sockeye Salmon Assessment Review and Updated 1984-2018 Abundance Estimates
Size: 373.80 KB
Date added: February-2021
Taku River Sockeye Salmon Assessment Review and Updated 1984-2018 Abundance Estimates
Size: 3.33 MB
Date added: February-2020
A Summary of Okanagan Chinook Information Requested by the Pacific Salmon Commission
Size: 4.01 MB
Date added: January-2020
Hydroacoustics Review Technical Summary
Size: 42.01 MB
Date added: September-2019
Summary of a Review of Fraser River Test Fisheries
Size: 3.08 MB
Date added: April-2018
Pacific Salmon Commission Sentinel Stocks Committee Final Report 2009-2014
Size: 4.55 MB
Date added: January-2018
Stikine Sockeye Salmon Management Model: Improving Management Uncertainty
Size: 1.54 MB
Date added: August-2017
Atmospheric and Oceanic Extrema in 2015 and 2016 and their Effect on North American Salmon
Size: 8.68 MB
Date added: April-2017
Feasibility of Radio-Frequency Identification Tags for Marking Juvenile Salmon for Pacific Salmon Commission Management Applications
Size: 360.90 KB
Date added: March-2017
Review of Methods for Forecasting Chinook Salmon Abundance in the Pacific Salmon Treaty Areas.
Size: 8.98 MB
Date added: November-2016
Pacific Salmon Commission Selective Fishery Evaluation Committee.
Lessons Learned Report: Mass Marking and Mark-Selective Fisheries. Size: 869.59 KB
Date added: December-2015
Pacific Salmon Commission Joint CWT Implementation Team.
Five-Year Synthesis Report of the PSC Coded Wire Tag (CWT) Improvement Program. Size: 1.31 MB
Date added: January-2015
Boyce, I.M. and J.E. Andel.
Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2012 and 2013. Size: 1.06 MB
Date added: October-2014
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2011.
Size: 839.75 KB
Date added: May-2014
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2010.
Size: 574.32 KB
Date added: March-2014
Boyce, I.M. and J.E. Andel. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2009.
Size: 923.01 KB
Date added: November-2012
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2008.
Size: 872.28 KB
Date added: July-2012
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2007.
Size: 593.06 KB
Date added: September-2011
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2006.
Size: 316.72 KB
Date added: May-2009
An Action Plan in Response to Coded Wire Tag (CWT) Expert Panel Recommendations. A Report of the Pacific Salmon Commission CWT Workgroup.
Size: 1.14 MB
Date added: February-2008
An Overview of Salmon Habitat and Restoration Related Activities in Canada and the United States 1999 - 2006. A Report of the Pacific Salmon Commission prepared by the Ad Hoc Habitat Scoping Committee
Size: 807.71 KB
Date added: January-2008
Recommendations for Application of Genetic Stock Identification (GSI) Methods to Management of Ocean Salmon Fisheries; Special Report of the GSI Steering Committee and the Pacific Salmon Commission's Committee on Scientific Cooperation.
Size: 508.68 KB
Date added: December-2007
Boyce, I.M. and J.E. Andel. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2005.
Size: 339.43 KB
Date added: October-2007
Workshop on Hydroacoustics for Salmon Management: March 22-23, 2006.
Size: 8.46 MB
Date added: February-2007
Andel, J.E. and I.A. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2004.
Size: 797.24 KB
Date added: January-2007
Boyce, I.M., S.A. McPherson, D.R. Bernard, and E.L. Jones III. Spawning Abundance of Chinook Salmon in the Taku River in 2003
Size: 405.96 KB
Date added: February-2006
Boyce, I.M. and J.E. Andel. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks in 2003.
Size: 347.55 KB
Date added: November-2005
Report of the Expert Panel on the Future of the Coded Wire Tag Program for Pacific Salmon.
Size: 6.02 MB
Date added: November-2005
Xie, Y, A.P. Gray, F.J. Martens, J.L. Boffey, and J.D. Cave. Use of Dual-Frequency Identification Sonar to Verify Split-Beam Estimates of Salmon Flux and to Examine Fish Behaviour in the Fraser River.
Size: 4.74 MB
Date added: October-2005
Waugh, B., P. Etherton, S. Stark, and K. Jensen. Abundance of the Sockeye Salmon Escapement in the Alsek River Drainage, 2004.
Size: 680.94 KB
Date added: February-2005
Andel, J.E. and I.M. Boyce. Mark-Recapture Studies of Taku River Adult Sockeye Salmon Stocks from 1998 to 2002.
Size: 926.91 KB
Date added: December-2004
English, K.K., W. J. Gazey, D. Peacock, and G. Oliver. Assessment of the Canadian and Alaskan Sockeye Stocks Harvested in the Northern Boundary Fisheries using Run Reconstruction Techniques, 1982-2001.
Size: 2.30 MB
Date added: November-2004
Gable, J. A Comparison of Estimates of First Nations Catches of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon from 1996 to 1999 by Scale-Based Discriminant Function Models and Run Reconstruction Models.
Size: 595.55 KB
Date added: November-2002
Xie, Y., T.J. Mulligan, J.M.W. Cronkite, and A. P. Gray. Assessment of potential bias in hydroacoustic estimation of Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon at Mission, B.C.
Size: 1.05 MB
Date added: May-2002
White, B. Fraser River Pink Salmon Catch and Exploitation Patterns: 1989-1995.
Size: 1.84 MB
Date added: October-1998
Gable, J. Sockeye Stock Composition Estimates for Fraser River First Nations Catches (1989 to 1995): A Comparison Between Run Reconstruction Models and Scale-Based Discriminant Function Models.
Size: 2.61 MB
Date added: January-1998
Xie, Y., G. Cronkite, and T.J. Mulligan. A Split-Beam Echosounder Perspective on Migratory Salmon in the Fraser River: A Progress Report on the Split-Beam Experiment at Mission, B.C., in 1995.
Size: 1.20 MB
Date added: November-1997
White, B. Genetic Stock Identification of Fraser River Pink Salmon: Methodology and Management Application.
Size: 1.99 MB
Date added: April-1996
Pacific Salmon Commission Run-size Estimation Procedures: An Analysis of the 1994 Shortfall in Escapement of Late-run Fraser River Sockeye Salmon.
Size: 3.10 MB
Date added: April-1995
Gable, J., and S. Cox-Rogers. Stock Identification of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon: Methodology and Management Application.
Size: 1.79 MB
Date added: September-1993
Levy, D.A., P.A. Nealson, and P. Cheng. Fixed-Aspect Hydroacoustic Estimation of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Abundance and Distribution at Mission, B.C. in 1986
Size: 1.17 MB
Date added: October-1991
Cheng, P, D.A. Levy, and P.S. Nealson. Hydroacoustic Estimation of Fraser River Pink Salmon Abundance and Distribution at Mission, B.C. in 1987.
Size: 1.35 MB
Date added: October-1991
Levy, D.A., B. Ransom and J. Burczynski. Hydroacoustic Estimation of Sockeye Salmon Abundance and Distribution in the Strait of Georgia, 1986.
Size: 1.65 MB
Date added: September-1991
Technical Information Requirements for Effective Implementation of the Canada/United States Treaty Concerning Pacific Salmon. Prepared for the Pacific Salmon Commission: Natural Resources Consultants, Seattle, Washington.
Size: 3.45 MB
Date added: September-1986
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