Hakai Institute Juvenile Salmon Program Time Series

The Hakai Institute Juvenile Salmon program is an ongoing initiative that was established in 2015 in partnership with the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University and Salmon Coast Field Station. This program researches the early life history of juvenile salmon in coastal British Columbia. Primary research objectives are determining: 1) Migration timing rates and routes; 2) Migration habitat, including physical and chemical oceanographic conditions, and availability of plankton prey; 3) The impacts of prey phenology, quantity and quality on juvenile salmon growth and condition; 4) Species and stock-specific feeding biology and competitive interactions; 5) Pathogen and parasite infection dynamics; and 6) Mortality estimates.

The program targets Fraser River sockeye, and pink and chum salmon, but additionally provides information on coho, chinook, and herring through incidental capture. The field program operates between May and July during the peak of the juvenile sockeye outward migration. Purse seine and oceanographic sampling are conducted in the northern Strait of Georgia / Discovery Islands region (~ 220 km from the Fraser River mouth) and the Johnstone Strait / Queen Charlotte Strait region (~ 180 km from the northern Strait of Georgia. As such, this program informs early life history across two critical legs of the Fraser salmon northward migration.

Data packages are updated annually. Versioned datasets are available through the links below.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 29, 2022 (Publication)
June 29, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 12, 2015 (Creation)
May 11, 2017 (Publication)
April 11, 2022 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Brett Johnson
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
brett.johnson@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Principal Investigator
  • Processor
Responsible Party 2
Name
Julian Gan
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
  • Author
  • Processor
Responsible Party 3
Name
Sean Godwin
Affiliation
Dalhousie University
Role
Author
Responsible Party 4
Name
Krystal Bachen
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
  • Author
  • Processor
  • Contributor
Responsible Party 5
Name
Tim van der Stap
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
  • Author
  • Processor
  • Contributor
Responsible Party 6
Name
Martin Krkosek
Affiliation
University of Toronto
Role
Author
Responsible Party 7
Name
Luke A. Rogers
Affiliation
University of Toronto
Role
Author
Responsible Party 8
Name
Lauren Portner
Affiliation
University of British Columbia
Role
  • Author
  • Processor
Responsible Party 9
Name
Carly Janusson
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
  • Author
  • Contributor
Responsible Party 10
Name
Brian P.V. Hunt
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
b.hunt@oceans.ubc.ca
Role
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 11
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
Publisher

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Fish abundance and distribution
  • Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Topic Category oceans
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2015-05-12
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