NEW animation of adult salmon returning to rivers in 2020

Kintama has released an animation showing the migration of adult Chinook and Coho salmon acoustic-tagged upon return to the BC coast on route to the Fraser River and other river basins. The study is led by Dr. Scott Hinch and his students at the University of British Columbia. Their main goal is to test the impacts of different methods of catch-and-release on longer-term survival in the natural environment. The study also provides insight into the availability of these fish as prey for southern resident killer whales.

The animation on the KRS website has several predefined displays available under the Case menu including some that display the genetic stock identification.

More information on this and other tracking studies can be found on the Hinch Lab website: