Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act Klamath River Coho Salmon Recovery Plan

Document Details:

Title: Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act Klamath River Coho Salmon Recovery Plan
Category: Technical Report
File: NOAA_2007_218_msa_klamath_coho_recoveryplan.pdf
Updated Date: 20.02.2017
Author(s)/Source(s): National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Conservation
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-10
Focal Topic: Salmon, Habitat Restoration
Location: Klamath Basin
Watershed Code: 180102

Built on the foundation of the extensive work already accomplished, NMFS has relied heavily on the existing recovery strategies developed by CDFG (2004) for coho salmon using substantial local stakeholder participation to develop this MSRA Recovery Plan. Our overview of coho salmon life history information available for the Klamath River Basin in Section III found that typical of large river systems, adult coho salmon have a broad period of freshwater entry in the Klamath River and juvenile coho salmon have a strong tendency to redistribute within the Klamath River Basin due to seasonal changes in conditions. Although information on coho salmon population trends in the Klamath River Basin remains incomplete, the available data suggest that coho salmon stock abundance remains at low levels and depressed, with one coho salmon brood year class considerably stronger than the other two brood year classes. This MSRA Recovery Plan should serve as a valuable tool for NMFS development of its SONCC coho salmon recovery plan under the ESA. For instance, the MSRA Recovery Plan summarizes ongoing threats affecting Klamath River coho salmon and current conservation efforts throughout the Klamath River Basin, as well as provides up-to-date scientific information on coho salmon status and trends.

Keyword Tags:
Coho Salmon, Conservation, NMFS, Restoration activities