Salmon Genetic Stock Identification Workshop

Salmon GSI Workshop, Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) headquarters, Portland, Oregon, September 19-20, 2006.

Churchill Grimes, Michael Mohr, and Carlos Garza attended a two-day NMFS-sponsored workshop to develop a genetic stock identification (GSI) study proposal for 2007-2009 ocean salmon fisheries. The proposal will focus on using GSI to determine differences in stock composition, especially Klamath River Fall Chinook (KRFC), in space and time coast wide.

The specific questions about differences in KRFC contact rates inshore vs. offshore and within northern vs. southern areas of the San Francisco management area will be examined within the overall spatial temporal framework. There will be no direct real time GSI-based test fishery management in 2007. However, such a test fishery management scenario will be simulated using data obtained in the spatial-temporal study. The proposal must be finalized by September 27 and forwarded to PFMC Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) and Salmon Technical Team (STT) for their joint review October 10, 2006 in Portland. (September 27, 2006)