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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the coho salmon (Interior Fraser population) in Canada

Acknowledgements

Much of the information contained in this status report has been published in a series of reports published by the Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat. I sincerely acknowledge my co-authors of these reports (see Literature Cited) for their contributions. I am grateful for constructive comments provided on the manuscript by Dr. M. Bradford and a thorough review by Dr. M. Gross. I am indebted to C. Wood who suggested using a smoothing approach to estimate rates of decline (Table 3), and L. B. Holtby who previously used an approach similar to that presented in Fig. 9 to forecast abundance for coho salmon. I also thank R. Cook who provided data on biological characteristics of enhanced coho salmon as well as estimates of enhanced contributions to various watersheds, and Richard Bailey, Sue Lemke, and Dean Allan and others who generated much of the escapement data used in the report.


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The Author

Dr. Irvine received his B.Sc. (Honours) and M.Sc. from the University of BC (Vancouver) in 1973 and 1978 respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 1984. He has been employed as a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 1984 except for a six-month stint as a visiting researcher with the Fisheries Department of Hokkaido, Japan. Dr. Irvine was Chairman of the Pacific Scientific Advice Review Committee (PSARC) during 1991 and 1992, Head of the Data and Systems Section at the Pacific Biological Station during 1993 and 1994, and was responsible for the assessment of coho and chinook salmon in the Fraser River Division from 1994-2000. He is currently a member of the recently established Conservation Biology Section in Nanaimo. Dr. Irvine has authored 30 primary publications in the scientific literature and more than 65 secondary publications.

 

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