Implement a proven pinniped predation reduction strategy at Ballard Locks over two years to increase passage of Puget Sound Chinook salmon through fish ladders on their return migration to Cedar River spawning grounds. Project will mitigate a major threat to recovery of ESA-listed Puget Sound Chinook salmon, namely pinniped predation at bottlenecks, which will increase long-term abundance of this preferred prey species of Endangered southern resident killer whales (SRKWs).
NFWF Grant Profile
Killer Whale Research and Conservation Program
Project Title: Protecting Puget Sound Chinook Salmon from Harbor Seal Predation (WA)
Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks in Seattle, Washington.