HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Salmon tracking program expands to California

NEWPORT, Ore. A successful pilot program launched last year that used genetics to determine the river origin of Chinook salmon caught off Oregon's central coast will begin its second season this month and expand to the entire coast off Oregon as well as to northern California waters.

The hope is to discover more about the distribution of salmon in the ocean so that fisheries managers can make in-season decisions and allow the harvest of healthy stocks while mitigating the harvest of weakened runs. The ultimate goal is to avoid shutting down the entire coastal fishery as happened in 2006 to protect weakened runs from the Klamath River, say Oregon State University researchers who are leading the study.

"Every piece of the project that we experimented with last year worked," said Gil Sylvia, director of OSU's Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and a co-principal investigator on the project. "We have the protocols down. We know we can identify with a high degree of certainty the origin of wild or hatchery fish caught offshore and do it within roughly 24 hours.

"Now our goals are to learn whether Klamath stocks are aggregated within a specific area at a certain time, and whether there are differences in the catch composition close to shore and outside of six miles," he added.

Dubbed Project CROOS (Collaborative Research on Oregon Ocean Salmon), the effort is a unique collaboration among scientists, commercial fishermen and fisheries managers. The 2006 pilot study was funded by a grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and coordinated by the Oregon Salmon Commission and researchers at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

During the field studies, 72 Oregon fishing vessels took part and provided 2,567 viable tissue samples from fresh-caught salmon to an OSU genetics laboratory in Newport, Ore. Of that total, OSU geneticists were able to assign a probability of 90 percent or more in determi
'"/>

Contact: Gil Sylvia
gil.sylvia@oregonstate.edu
541-867-0284
Oregon State University
16-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Detection of Salmonella in 24 hours
2. Salmonella survives better in stomach due to altered DNA
3. Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows
4. Salmonella bacteria use RNA to assess and adjust magnesium levels
5. Salmon go veggie to save wild fish stocks
6. Salmon survival, cleaner hydropower focus of ORNL research
7. New study by UGA researcher shows that Salmonella uses hydrogen as an energy source
8. Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
9. Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
10. New titles focus on food safety: Fresh produce and tracking contamination
11. How satellite tracking revealed the migratory mysteries of endangered Atlantic loggerhead turtles

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/2/2019)... FRANCISCO (PRWEB) , ... February 01, 2019 , ... ... ISO 15189 Accreditation for Clinical Testing Laboratories by A2LA, which establishes requirements for ... an international standard. The laboratory is already CLIA-licensed as well as College of ...
(Date:1/25/2019)... ... January 24, 2019 , ... uBiome, the leader in microbial ... at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), to its Scientific Advisory Board. Joining the board ... to uBiome expertise in skin microbial interactions and probiotic treatments for skin and ...
(Date:1/25/2019)... , ... January 24, 2019 , ... ... those with rare diseases , As states continue to grapple with prescription drug ... methodological and disease-specific questions policy makers should address before deciding whether to contract ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/30/2019)... SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) , ... January 29, 2019 ... ... fully integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) serving the global biopharmaceutical and ... series A funding of $59.1 million backed by multiple global investors lead by ...
(Date:1/30/2019)... ... January 30, 2019 , ... The Society for Laboratory ... to discuss best practices for laboratory automation and screening. This year the conference ... year’s conference, Visikol will be at booth #345 and throughout the conference will ...
(Date:1/24/2019)... ... , ... Dr. Douglas Stramel of Advanced Care Veterinary Services in ... for nearly three years. A proponent of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Stramel has ... using V-PET™ 2016. V-PET™ is a gravity filtration-based platelet therapy kit that produces ...
(Date:1/20/2019)... ... January 17, 2019 , ... Consumers ... the exclusive purview of physicians. That's changing as many services now exist for ... (DTC) laboratory testing market totaled $208 million in 2018, according to Kalorama Information’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: