The Skeena River contains the major proportion of British Columbia's summer-run steelhead trout. These fish are highly-prized sports fish which are intercepted in commercial fisheries targeting mainly on sockeye and pink salmon. To manage steelhead more effectively, estimates are required of (1) the capacity of the freshwater habitat to produce smolts, as well as (2) stock productivity expressed as the number of spawners required to sustain each of the Skeena's many steelhead populations.
Tautz, A.F., Ward, B.R.; Ptolemy, R.A.. 1992. Steelhead Trout Productivity and Stream Carrying Capacity for Rivers of the Skeena Drainage. Ministry of Environment, Land and Parks. PSARC Working Paper S92-6 and 8
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: steelhead, management, stocks, productivity, carrying capacity, Skeena River, fisheries
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss
English Name: Rainbow Trout
Other Identifier: Pacific Stock Assessment Review Committee
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