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Salmon Investigations

NRC offers well recognized experience to the tremendous variety of issues surrounding salmon and their survival. NRC's salmon experience draws from a deep understanding of not only salmon biology but of commercial and recreational salmon fisheries around the world. NRC has conducted studies of salmon in California, Oregon, the Columbia River Basin, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska and Russia. General areas of expertise include:
  • salmon life history, ecology and behavior
  • harvest management to ensure sustainability
  • salmon conservation
  • hatchery/wild salmon interactions
  • salmon run size and run timing forecasting
  • ocean ecology of salmon
  • limnology
  • water quality
Specific NRC salmon research conducted for a variety of clients covers a broad set of professional services including:
  • analyses of salmon productivity and carrying capacity
  • assessments of salmon interception/bycatch fisheries
  • effects of salmon hatcheries on wild stocks
  • scale growth and age analyses
  • predator/prey interactions
  • fish passage analyses
  • assessments of habitat quality and habitat restoration
  • run reconstruction
  • catch and release survival
  • pile driving noise impacts
  • oil spill effects on salmonids
  • expert review panels
Over the past 30+ years, NRC scientists have published many significant project reports for public and private clients alike and have authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed technical documents on Pacific salmon.