Abundance, age, sex, and size statistics for sockeye and pink salmon in Lower Cook Inlet, 1990
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Published by Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries in Juneau, Alaska (P.O. Box 3-2000, Juneau 99802) .
Written in English



  • Cook Inlet (Alaska),
  • Alaska,
  • Cook Inlet.


  • Salmon fisheries -- Alaska -- Cook Inlet.,
  • Sockeye salmon -- Alaska -- Cook Inlet.,
  • Cook Inlet (Alaska)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Henry J. Yuen, Wesley A. Bucher, and William R. Bechtol.
SeriesTechnical fishery report ;, no. 91-13
ContributionsBucher, Wesley A., Bechtol, William R., Alaska. Division of Commercial Fisheries.
LC ClassificationsSH11 .A7252a no. 91-13
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 29 p. :
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1360478M
LC Control Number92620658

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Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), also called red salmon, kokanee salmon, or blueback salmon, is an anadromous species of salmon found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it. This species is a Pacific salmon that is primarily red in hue during spawning. They can grow up to 84 cm (2 ft 9 in) in length and weigh to 7 kg (5–15 lb).Family: Salmonidae. Home to the great rivers of Southcentral and the Kenai Peninsula, Cook Inlet and the surrounding area have long been targeted by commercial fishermen for sockeye and pink salmon. Kenai River Home to all five Pacific salmon species that return to Alaska, the Kenai River is the state’s most popular sport fishing spot, drawing tens of thousands. Trends in total run (catch + escapements), escapement, and catch only (prior to ) of sockeye salmon in the Cook Inlet Area (upper right panel), and Prince William Sound Area (lower right panel). Information on sockeye salmon age, sex and size has been collected by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game since the late s; data ar e collected from both fish captured in commercial.

Quantifying and comparing size selectivity among Alaskan sockeye salmon fisheries. from Upper Cook Inlet, 18 years (–) from collected for age determination, and sex of each fish. A study of the propagation of pink and chum salmon in the central coastal region of British Columbia was made for the years to Timing, distribution and movement of the adults and fry are. Computer disk submitted by Quinault Indian Nation (computer files titled "" and "") containing data on sockeye salmon collected in in-river fishery on Quinault and Queets Rivers (species, river, date, statistical week, sex, weight, length, freshwater age, saltwater age . salmon available to sport anglers. The stocking program, conducted in cooperation with the Cook Inlet Aquacul-ture Association (CIAA), and the Seward Chamber of Commerce releases an average of , silver salmon smolt in Seward Lagoon, and an additional , silver salmon fry .

The critical temperature defining the southern boundary varied by species: °C for pink and chum salmon, °C for coho salmon, and °C for sockeye salmon. On the basis of an analysis of these stable isotope ratios, chinook salmon feed at the upper end of the food chain and pink salmon at the lower end, in the sequence pink → sockeye → coho. Salmon population levels are of concern in the Atlantic and in some parts of the Pacific. Salmon fishery stocks are still abundant, and catches have been on the rise in recent decades, after the state initiated limitations in Some of the most important Alaskan salmon sustainable wild fisheries are located near the Kenai River, Copper River, and in Bristol Bay. Abundance, age, sex, and size of Chinook, sockeye, coho, and chum salmon returning to Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fishery Data.