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Central Coast Salmon Assessment Updates (2023)

author Pacific Salmon Foundation
published year 2023
document type data report
species Chinook, chum, coho, pink, sockeye
location Central Coast
subjects spawner surveys, spawner abundance, catch and run size, biological status
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Updated data for Central Coast salmon are now available on the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s online data visualization tool, the Pacific Salmon Explorer. These updates include four new years of data (2018–2021) for spawner surveys, spawner abundance, catch and run size, and biological status. 

Central Coast data were initially released on the Pacific Salmon Explorer in 2018, after two years of collaboration with the Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Wuikinuxv and Gitxaala First Nations, the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. At the time of release, the data and assessments were current to 2017. We have recently updated all analyses with data to 2021 and have re-assessed the biological status of all salmon Conservation Units (CUs) on the Central Coast. 

In this 6-page update, we summarize changes in biological status by species and CU.