Pacific Recreational Fishery Salmon Head Depots
Location and contact information for Pacific Recreational Fishery Salmon Head Recovery Depots.
The sport fishing community has an important role in the recovery of coded-wire tags found in Coho and Chinook. A coded-wire tag is a 1mm piece of wire that is laser etched with a unique number. Tags are injected into the nose cartilage of juvenile salmon prior to ocean migration. Annually, Canada and the United States tag over 50 million juvenile salmon. Fisheries and Oceans Canada applies about 5.5 million tags, using about 5.5 kilometres of wire. Anglers can recognize the presence of a coded-wire tag because of the missing adipose fin (located on the dorsal surface of the salmon). If you have caught an adipose fin clipped Coho and Chinook, it is a simple matter of removing the head from the fish, completing a sport head label and then submitting the head to a Sport Head Recovery Depot in the area. It is just as important to turn in heads from terminal or freshwater sites as it is from marine areas. Even though anglers fishing close to hatcheries can be fairly certain of the origin of their catch, data will not be recorded unless the heads from fin-clipped recoveries are turned in. Without the data, the health of the stock and the value of the resource to anglers could be underestimated.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Pacific_Recreational_Fishery_Salmon_Head_DepotsCSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Data Dictionary Salmon Head DepotsHTMLEnglish French guide HTML
Pacific Recreational Fishery Salmon Head DepotsESRI RESTEnglish web_service ESRI REST
Pacific Recreational Fishery Salmon Head DepotsESRI RESTFrench web_service ESRI REST
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Delivery Point: Pacific Biological Station, 3190 Hammond Bay Road
Administrative Area: British Columbia
Postal Code: V9T 6N7
Electronic Mail Address: Erik.Grundmann@dfo-mpo.gc.ca