Fishery management plans for commercial and recreational salmon fisheries
off California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, and Alaska have emphasized the need
for information concerning the distribution of salmon stocks in the ocean and
the contribution of each of those stocks to various fisheries. Our objectives
1.) Recommend stocks for hatchery propagation and enhancement.
2.) Recommend rearing and release strategies that will help to improve the
survival rate of hatchery-produced smolts.
3.) Establish a comprensive long-term database that will provide information
needed to address issues of biology, allocation, and conservation.