Salmon Assessment Team

The Salmon Assessment Team provides scientific support to salmon fishery management and conducts research on salmon dynamics, assessment, and ecology.

Members of the team have a long history of conducting and contributing to salmon stock assessments through the Salmon Technical Team of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). We also serve on the PFMC Scientific and Statistical Committee, ensuring that sound science guides fishery management decisions. Team members regularly contribute to Endangered Species Act (ESA) Biological Review Teams and provide scientific advice in support of fishery consultations for ESA-listed salmon populations.

The team maintains an active research program with a broad focus on improving salmon assessment and management. Research themes include population dynamics, demography, statistical methods for natural resource management, and stock assessment. Team members participate in a variety of working groups, including those focused on hatchery review, stock assessment improvement, amendment of fishery management plans, and genetic stock identification.

Team members

Research activities

News

Recent publications

  • The Sacramento Harvest Model (SHM)
    Mohr, Michael S., and Michael R. O'Farrell. 2014. The Sacramento Harvest Model (SHM). NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-525. 27 p.
  • Match-mismatch dynamics and the relationship between ocean-entry timing and relative ocean recoveries of Central Valley fall run Chinook salmon
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    Satterthwaite, William H., Stephanie M. Carlson, Shanae D. Allen-Moran, Simone Vincenzi, Steven J. Bograd, and Brian K. Wells. 2014. Match-mismatch dynamics and the relationship between ocean-entry timing and relative ocean recoveries of Central Valley fall run Chinook salmon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 511:237-248.
  • Fishery and hatchery effects on an endangered salmon population with low productivity
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    Winship, Arliss J., Michael R. O'Farrell, and Michael S. Mohr. 2014. Fishery and hatchery effects on an endangered salmon population with low productivity. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143(4):957-971.
  • Use of genetic stock identification data for comparison of the ocean spatial distribution, size at age, and fishery exposure of an untagged stock and its indicator: California Coastal versus Klamath River Chinook salmon
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    Satterthwaite, William H., Michael S. Mohr, Michael R. O'Farrell, Eric C. Anderson, Michael A. Banks, Sarah J. Bates, M. Renee Bellinger, Lisa A. Borgerson, Eric D. Crandall, John Carlos Garza, Brett J. Kormos, Peter W. Lawson, and Melodie L. Palmer-Zwahlen. 2014. Use of genetic stock identification data for comparison of the ocean spatial distribution, size at age, and fishery exposure of an untagged stock and its indicator: California Coastal versus Klamath River Chinook salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143(1):117-133.
  • Sample size recommendations for estimating stock composition using genetic stock identification (GSI)
    Allen-Moran, Shanae D., William H. Satterthwaite, and Michael S. Mohr. 2013. Sample size recommendations for estimating stock composition using genetic stock identification (GSI). NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-513. 26 p.
Last modified: 12/24/2014