Updated Data for North and Central Coast Salmon Now Available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer
July 24, 2019
The Salmon Watersheds Program is pleased to share three new years of data for all salmon Conservation Units (CUs) on the North and Central Coast of British Columbia (BC). This data update continues our investment in making ‘salmon data’ publicly available through our online data visualization tool, called the Pacific Salmon Explorer, and supporting the assessment of status and trends for salmon CUs across BC.
Over the past year, the Salmon Watersheds Program has worked with LGL Limited, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and First Nations partners to compile three new years of data (2015 to 2017) for coho, Chinook, chum, pink, and sockeye salmon CUs in the Skeena, Nass, and Central Coast regions (see English et al. 2018 for details on the data compilation methods). This data update focused on compiling information related to spawner abundance, harvest, and productivity of salmon CUs. This information was used to update assessments of biological status for salmon CUs in these regions.
All of the updated data and status assessments can be viewed online through the Pacific Salmon Explorer. To access the source datasets, view metadata records, or simply browse our salmon data holdings, visit our Salmon Data Library.