Steelhead Trout Productivity and Stream Carrying Capacity for Rivers of the Skeena Drainage

The Skeena River contains the major proportion of British Columbia's summer-run steelhead trout. These fish are a highly-prized sports fish which are intercepted in commercial fisheries targeting mainly on sockeye and pink salmon. To manage steelhead more effectively, estimates are required of (1) the capacity of the freshwater habitat to produce smolts, as well as (2) stock productivity, expressed as the number of spawners required to sustain each of the Skeena's many steelhead populations.

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Author Tautz, A.F., Ward, B.R. and R.A. Ptolemy
Data Steward Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Region
Publication Year 1992