Squaxin Island Tribe's Natural Resources

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Entries from April 2012

Monitoring Health and Growth of Net Pen Coho

April 12th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Monitoring Health and Growth of Net Pen Coho

Each month Squaxin NR staff takes samples of coho from the net pens to monitor growth progress and fish pathology.   We select pens that are representative of the stocks we have and then seine a random sample of these pens. All photos above taken by Sarah Zaniewski The sample is weighed and one hundred of them […]

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Tags: netpens · Salmon

Squaxin Smolt Trapping Underway

April 12th, 2012 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Squaxin Smolt Trapping Underway

  Squaxin Island Tribe is entering the thirteenth year of monitoring downstream outmigration of Oncorhynchus kisutch smolts (coho salmon smolts) by using weirs, rotary screw traps and mark/recapture methodology.   The enumeration  data of outmigrating smolts is used to estimate natural coho salmon production and for forecasting returning adults for South Puget Sound. Squaxin will install […]

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Tags: Salmon