The objective is to estimate fishery catches of Sakinaw Lake sockeye salmon.Read More
Although some catch estimates exist, they are based on analyses that need to be updated and refined. Accurate catches are needed to determine if management actions have successfully reduced exploitation rates on the depleted Sakinaw stock.
Exploitation rates on Sakinaw sockeye were provided at the second surveillance audit. However, the assessment team had concerns about the 2010 estimate because it was based on limited data that did not span the full run timing period, as described under Condition 1. The Client has since provided a more scientifically defensible estimate of the 2010 exploitation rate, and thus the audit team closed the condition.Read Less