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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Sakinaw population in Canada


This status report has been adapted from a previous report by Murray and Wood (2002; referenced below) which was reviewed and approved by DFO’s Pacific Scientific Advice Review Committee. By default, unreferenced statements are from that report. The author is grateful to Clyde Murray, Grant McBain and Ken Shortreed for providing updated information, to Clyde Murray and Mart Gross for their thorough reviews of an earlier draft, and to Mart Gross for editing the final draft. The author also wishes to acknowledge Grant McBain for providing tissue samples and bringing the plight of Sakinaw sockeye to the author’s attention (in 2000), and Ted Perry, director of DFO’s Pacific Region Stock Assessment Division for requesting (early in 2001) a stock status report on Sakinaw sockeye for PSARC review and supporting the preparation of this COSEWIC status report.

Funding for this status report provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.

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