Babine Lake Watershed Sockeye Smolt Population Estimation Project - Mark-Recapture

In the spring of 2013, the Lake Babine Nation (LBN), in collaboration with the Skeena Fisheries Commission (SFC), successfully resumed the Babine Lake Watershed Sockeye Smolt Enumeration Project, and continued it again in 2014, and 2015. In 2014, the exact same facility, and mark- recapture protocol employed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in the past were used. In 2014 and 2015, the marked smolt recovery efficiency during catch examinations was improved with the use of a coded-wire tag detector. Also in 2015, the number of color codes to identify the day a smolt was released was increased to improve accuracy.

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Author Doire, J. and D. Macintyre
Data Steward Pacific Salmon Commission
Publication Year 2015, 2016