This post is reprinted from The Pemberton Fish Finder.
From August to November 2013 researchers from the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the St’at’imc and N’Quatqua First Nations, are studying adult sockeye, pink, Chinook, and coho salmon migration in the Seton-Anderson watershed and in the Fraser River near the Seton River.
Salmon are being studied with location transmitters inserted into the stomach cavity.
Tagged fish can be identified by an external tag behind the dorsal fin and a punched adipose fin.
Some transmitters have an antenna that protrudes from the mouth.
If you capture and retain a tagged fish or recover a carcass with a transmitter, please remove the tag and contact St’át’imc Eco-Resources.
If you capture and release a tagged fish, please record the location, date, time, and tag ID as written on the external tag and contact St’át’imc Eco-Resources. Individuals who return transmitters and/or provide information on time, place of capture, and tag ID before January 2014 will be entered into a lottery for a reward (one entry per person).
Please be advised that all fishing regulations apply to tagged fish.
Information from returned tags will directly contribute to improved management and conservation of Fraser River salmon.
Thank you for your cooperation!
If you catch a tagged fish or have any questions related to this study, please contact:
Project Coordinator St’át’imc Eco-Resources,
Box 2218 Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0