Salmon Watersheds Program

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2006 Steelhead Tagging Project at Moricetown Canyon by Wet’suwet’en Fisheries. Data Analysis and Recommendations.


During the summer and fall of 2006 Wet’suwet’en Fisheries continued the Moricetown Canyon steelhead tagging program that was initiated in 1999, in coordination with an ongoing coho, sockeye and chinook tagging program. Coho, sockeye and chinook data were analysed separately by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The data collected for steelhead migration from July to September 2006 are summarized in this report in conjunction catch per unit effort information summarized in a separate report prepared by Wet’suwet’en Fisheries. The continued objectives of this steelhead tagging program have been to standardize the sampling methodologies, to evaluate in-season population estimates or indices and to monitor the run-timing and relative returns of steelhead migrating upstream of Moricetown Canyon.

–Excerpt from the report’s Executive Summary

The appendices to this report can be found here.