Estimate the prevalence of heat stress and pre-spawn mortality in migrating western Alaska adult Chinook salmon using natural biomarkers in the tissues of living individuals. Project will identify specific locations and populations where heat stress mortality is more likely in order to prioritize conservation efforts.
NFWF Grant Profile
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund
Project Title: Assessing Mortality of Chinook Salmon During Freshwater Migration in Western Alaska (AK)
Bering Sea Fishermen's Association
Yukon River Watershed, Kuskokwim River Watershed, and Unalakleet and Shaktoolik River Watersheds, Alaska