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OTN Maine DMR: Coastal rivers Adult Salmon Stocking - Tag Release Metadata
Bruchs, C.W.B., Atkinson, E.J., Zydlewski, J. 2010. Movement, juvenile production, and overwinter habitat of captive-reared gravid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) broodstock transplanted in a spawning stream. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on -INSERT DATE
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more

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Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat (BSRFH) staff annually release excess captivereared gravid adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) broodstock for augmentation and comparison of current juvenile production from fry stocking. Staff biologists have observed broodstock spawning, documented creation of viable redds by fry trapping, documented juvenile production to the parr lifestage by electrofishing, and trapped emigrating smolts. However, during redd count surveys, BSRFH staff observations suggest approximately 50% of the adult salmon transplanted in a spawning stream are not seen during spawning. more

It is uncertain if the unobserved adults are being removed from the stream by predators or poachers, or if they are experiencing mortality due to decreased fitness or stress prior to spawning. It is also possible that broodstock are leaving the transplanted stream and spawning in other areas of drainages. Movement of adults outside study reaches potentially confounds wild salmon return estimates, may lead to negative biological interaction with wild conspecifics, and limits agency ability to fully assess juvenile production potential of captive-reared broodstock. Further assessment of the movements and behavior of transplanted broodstock before, during, and after spawning is needed. The objectives of this study are: (1) to document captive-reared gravid adult Atlantic salmon broodstock spawning behavior, locations, and movements within a release stream or in other reaches of a drainage; (2) quantitatively assess juvenile production from in-river spawning of captive-reared broodstock for comparison with production from fry point stocking; (3) document post-spawn movement of kelts; and (4) document post-spawn habitat used by overwintering kelts.
This is the OBIS extraction of the OTN Maine DMR: Coastal rivers Adult Salmon Stocking project, consisting only of the release tagging metadata. i.e. the locations and dates of tagged animal release. If readers are interested in the full source dataset they should refer to the OTN web site (

Biology > Fish
Fresh water, ANW, USA, Maine, Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANW, USA, Maine [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
4 October 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more
State of Maine; Department of Marine Resources (DMR), moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-08-07
Information last updated: 2015-08-07
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