Habitat characteristics and fish productions of the Salloomt River were investigated by the Fish Habitat Improvement Section in late July 1980. Objectives of the study were to assess salmonid habitat and potential fish production above a fish barrier. The habitat assessment based on known salmonid rearing and spawning requirements, shows 23.4ha of viable salmonid habitat above the barrier. The potential steelhead carrying capacity above the barrier is estimated at 20.57 kg/ha. Following barrier removal, potential Salloomt River steelhead smolt yield is 8505 at carry capacity with a harvestable surplus of 496-964 adults. The potential coho yield is 74,963 smolts and 4998 adults at 1.25 C/E (capture to escapement ratio). Steelhead and coho stocking rates are estimated with reference to benefits/costs.
Stuart, K.M.. 1981. Habitat Characteristics and Fish Production of Salloomt River Near Bella Coola with Reference to Enhancement Opportunities. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN166
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Salloomt River, salmonid, habitat, steelhead, carrying capacity, coho salmon, stocking rates, fish barrier, smolt yield, enhancement
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