Many of Bristol Bay’s fishery salmon have injuries that impair survival and reproduction; Baker and Schindler, 2009

June 16, 2009

Journal: Journal of Applied Ecology
Location: Bristol Bay, Alaska

11-29% of Sockeye Salmon that crossed between commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska, were injured from previous commercial gillnet entanglement, resulting in reduced survival and impaired reproduction. More than half of injured fish did not spawn, despite being from spawning populations, which means the estimate of spawning individuals is too high by at least 5-15%.

Sockeye Salmon – Oncorhynchus nerka

Baker MR, Schindler DE, 2009. “Unaccounted mortality in salmon fisheries: non-retention in gillnets and effects on estimates of spawners” Journal of Applied Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01673.x
Affiliations: University of Washington

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