Salmonid Field Protocols Handbook: Techniques for Assessing Status and Trends in Salmon and Trout

Executive Summary


Worldwide, many salmonid populations have been extirpated, many more are declining, and overall distribution throughout their natural range is shrinking. The management, conservation, monitoring, and research regarding salmonids (salmon, trout, and chars) around the world require detailed data that have been reliably and consistently gathered. This book reflects the advancement of scientifically rigorous techniques for assessing salmonid populations in freshwater and estuarine environments. While based largely upon work conducted in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and western Canada, the materials within this book can be used for salmonids anywhere.