Accession Number:

ADA224838

Title:

Species Profiles. Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (Pacific Northwest). Sockeye Salmon

Descriptive Note:

Biological rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON COOPERATIVE FISHERY RESEARCH UNIT SEATTLE

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This species profile is one of a series on coastal aquatic organisms. The profiles are designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development. Each profile has sections on taxonomy, life history, ecological role, environmental requirements, and economic importance, if applicable. Sockeye salmon are found in commercial quantities along the North American coast from the Columbia River to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and are the most valuable commercial fishery in both Alaska and British Columbia. They are extremely important as subsistence and ceremonial fish to the Indians of Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington. The brilliant red flesh of these fish is highly desired by both commercial and sport fishermen.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE