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Evidence of Landlocked Chinook Salmon Populations in California

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Type
Published Article
Journal
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2015
Volume
35
Identifiers
DOI: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.1080/02755947.2015.1082518
Source
Center for Watershed Sciences John Muir Institute of the Environment
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Abstract

Natural reproduction of adfluvial Chinook Salmon Oncorhyn-chustshawytscha has been documented in their native and introduced range but not in California, the southern end of their native range. A combination of anecdotal evidence and survey data suggests that successful spawning by Chinook Salmon reared in California reservoirs could be common. The planted juveniles are often from different basins and are genetically distinguishable from local salmon populations below reservoirs. Consequently, the possibility of behavioral and genetic interactions may lead to complications of restoration efforts via trap and haul programs. The full extent of this phenomenon needs to be documented before trap and haul programs are initiated to reintroduce salmon above reservoirs.

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