- Factors Limiting Survival of Juvenile Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Steelhead in the Salish Sea: Synthesis of Findings of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project
- Novel Assessment Techniques, Monitoring Recommendations, and New Tools for Ecosystem-Based Management Resulting from the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project
- How Collaborative Ecosystem Research Addressed a Major Impediment to Salmon Recovery
Plans and Groundwork
These reports are the plans and foundation for the Salish Sea Marine Survival research effort:
- Salish Sea- Strait of Georgia Marine Survival Research Plan 2017-2018
- Canadian SSMSP Status and Findings to Date 2016
- Salish Sea – Strait of Georgia Marine Survival Research Plan 2015-2016
- PSF Strait of Georgia SSMSP Backgrounder 2015
- Canadian SSMSP Status and Findings to Date 2015
- US-Canada Operating and Alignment Summary (2015)
- Puget Sound Steelhead Marine Survival: 2017-2019 Research Plan (2018)
- Puget Sound Steelhead Marine Survival: 2015-2017 Research Plan (2015)
- Puget Sound Marine Survival Research Plan Version 1: 2014-2015 Research Details (2014)
- Research Work Plan: Marine Survival of Puget Sound Steelhead (2014)
- Marine Survival of Salmon & Steelhead in the Salish Sea: Hypotheses and Preliminary Research Recommendations for Puget Sound (2012)
- Strait of Georgia Chinook and Coho Proposal (2009)
- Comprehensive list of hypotheses
- 2017 US – Canada Science Retreat Report (2018)
- 2016 US – Canada Science Retreat Report (2017)
- 2015 US – Canada Science Retreat Report (2016)
- 2014 US – Canada Planning and Coordination Retreat (2015)
- 2013 US – Canada Planning and Coordination Retreat (2014)
- 2012 Research Planning and Ecosystem Indicators Workshop Series Results & Recommendations Report (2013)
Summaries of Findings
Beauchamp et al. (2020) Trophic relationships of resident Chinook and coho salmon and the influence of artificial light at night (ALAN) on predation risk during early marine life stages of juvenile salmon and forage fishes in Puget Sound. SSMSP Technical Report.
Connelly et al. (2018) Marine survival of Puget Sound Chinook: size-selective mortality growth limitation and bioenergetics of sub-yearling Chinook salmon in Puget Sound, Washington. SSMSP Technical Report.
Campbell et al. (2017) Successful juvenile life history strategies in returning adult Chinook from five Puget Sound populations; Age and growth of Chinook salmon in selected Puget Sound and coastal Washington watersheds. SSMSP Technical Report.
Gamble (2016) Size-selective mortality and environmental factors affecting early marine growth during early marine life stages of sub-yearling Chinook salmon in Puget Sound, Washington. M.S. thesis, University of Washington.
Pellett, Craig, Wightman (2013) Preliminary Investigation of Habitat Preferences and Abundance of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Lower Cowichan River Floodplain (Spring, 2013), with Reference to Habitat Compensation Options BCCF Technical Report
Kintama Research Services Ltd. (2016) Final Report on the Comparative Marine Survival of Seymour River Steelhead and Testing the Performance of 180 kHz Small Acoustic Tags in the Salish Sea, 2015. Technical Report to PSF
O’Neill et al. (2019) Chemical tracers guide identification of the location and source of persistent organic pollutants in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), migrating seaward through an estuary with multiple contaminant inputs. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135516
Chen et al. (2018) Infection by Nanophyetus salmincola and toxic contaminant exposure in out-migrating steelhead from Puget Sound, Washington: implications for early marine survival. DOI: 10.1002/aah.10017
Publications Associated with Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI)
Outputs of SSHI to date (asterisk indicates graduate student/PDF in SSHI program):
Miller, K.M., I.A. Gardner, R. Vanderstichel, T. Burnley, A.D. Schulze, S. Li, K.H. Kaukinen, T.J. Ming, and N.G. Ginther. 2014. Report on the performance evaluation of the Fluidigm BioMarkTM platform for high-throughput microbe monitoring in salmon. CSAS Working Paper 2014/15 NHQ12.
*Jeffries, K. M., S. G. Hinch, M. K. Gale, T. D. Clark, A. G. Lotto, M. T. Casselman, and K. M. Miller. 2014. Immune response genes and pathogen presence predict migration survival in wild salmon smolts. Molecular ecology, 23(23), 5803-5815.
Miller, K.M., A. *Teffer, S. Tucker, S. Li, A.D. Schulze, M. Trudel, F. Juanes, A. *Tabata, K.H. Kaukinen, N.G. Ginther, T.J. *Ming, S.J. Cooke, J.M. Hipfner, D.A. Patterson, and S.G. Hinch. 2014. Infectious disease, shifting climates and opportunistic predators: cumulative factors potentially impacting wild salmon declines. Evolutionary Applications 7.7: 812-855.
Raby, G. D., M.R. *Donaldson, S.G. Hinch, T.D. Clark, E.J. Eliason, K.M. *Jeffries, K.V. Cook., A. *Teffer, A.L. *Bass, A, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, A.P. Farrell, and S.J. Cooke. 2015. Fishing for Effective Conservation: Context and Biotic Variation are Keys to Understanding the Survival of Pacific Salmon after Catch-and-Release. Integrative and comparative biology, icv088.
DFO. 2015. Science advice to guide a research study using the Fluidigm BioMarkTM platform for microbe detection in wild and farmed salmon. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat National Capital Region Science Advisory Report 2015/039.
Patterson, D.A., S.J. Cooke, S,G. Hinch, K.A. Robinson, N. Young, A.P. Farrell, and K.M. Miller. 2016. A perspective on physiological studies supporting the provision of scientific advice for the management of Fraser River sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Conservation Physiology. 4: cow026; https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/cow026
Garner, B.A., Hand, B.K., Amish, S.J., Bernatchez, L., Foster, J.T., Miller, K.M., Morin, P.A., Narum, S.R., O’Brien, S.J., Roffler, G. and Templin, W.D. 2016. Genomics in conservation: case studies and bridging the gap between data and application. Trends in ecology & evolution 31(2): 81-3.
*Tucker, S., KM Miller, S Li, K Kaukinen, A Tabata, A Schulze, N Ginther, T Ming. 2017. Broad based genomic screening for microbes in Salish Sea juvenile Chinook salmon. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference: https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/species_food_webs/86/
Miller, KM, S Li, T Ming, K Kaukinen, N Ginther, DA Patterson, M Trudel. 2017. Survey of infectious agents detected in juvenile Chinook and Sockeye salmon from British Columbia and Washington. NPAFC 1718 : http://www.npafc.org/new/publications/Documents/PDF%202017/1718(Canada).pdf
Bernatchez L, Wellenreuther M, Araneda C, Ashton DT, Barth JM, Beacham TD, Maes GE, Martinsohn JT, Miller KM, Naish KA, Ovenden JR. 2017. Harnessing the Power of Genomics to Secure the Future of Seafood. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.06.010
*Bass, A.L., S.G. Hinch, A.K. *Teffer, D.A. Patterson, K.M. Miller. 2017. A survey of microparasites present in adult migrating Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in southwestern British Columbia determined by high-throughput quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Fish Diseases 40(4): 453-477; doi:10.1111/jfd.12607.
*Di Cicco, E., H.W. Ferguson, A.D. Schulze, K.H. Kaukinen, S. Li, R. Vanderstichel, Ø. Wessel, E. Rimstad, I.A. Gardner, K.L. Hammell, and K.M. Miller. 2017. Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) disease diagnosed on a British Columbia salmon farm through a longitudinal farm study. PLOS ONE 12 (2017) e0171471.
*Teffer A.K., S.G. Hinch, K.M. Miller, D.A. Patterson, A.P. Farrell, S.J. Cooke, A.L. *Bass, P. Szekeres, and F .Juanes. 2017. Capture severity, infectious disease processes, and sex influence post-release mortality of sockeye salmon bycatch. Conservation Physiology 5(1): doi.org/10.1093/conphys/cox017
Miller, K.M., O.P. Günther, S. Li, K.H. Kaukinen, T.J. Ming. 2017. Molecular indices of viral disease development in wild migrating salmon. Conservation Physiology Conservation Physiology 5(1); doi 10.1093/conphys/cox036.
*Drenner, S.M., Hinch, S.G.,* Furey, N.B., Clark, T.D., Li, S., Ming, T., *Jeffries, K.M., Patterson, D.A., Cooke, S.J., Robichaud, D. and Welch, D.W., Farrell, A.P., and Miller, K.M. 2017. Transcriptome patterns and blood physiology associated with homing success of sockeye salmon during their final stage of marine migration. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0391
Miller, K.M., S. Li, T. Ming, K. Kaukinen, N. Ginther, D.A. Patterson, and M. Trudel. 2017. Survey of infectious agents detected in juvenile chinook and sockeye salmon from British Columbia and Washington. NPAFC doc1718.
*Healy, S, Hinch SG, *Bass, AL, Porter, AD, Rechisky, EL, Welch, DW, Lotto, AG, *Furey, NB, Miller, KM. 2018. Transcriptome profiles relate to migration fate in hatchery Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) smolts. CJFAS: Online: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0424#.WsPoMaplLnM
*Teffer AK, Bass AL, Miller KM, Patterson DA, Juanes F, Hinch SG . 2018. Infections, fisheries capture, temperature and host responses: multi-stressor influences on survival and behaviour of adult Chinook salmon. CJFAS: Online: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2017-0491#.WsPnzqplLnM
*Tucker S, *Li S, Kaukinen KH, Patterson, DA, Miller KM. 2018. Distinct seasonal infectious agent profiles in life-history variants of juvenile Fraser River Chinook salmon; an application of high-throughput genomic screening. PLOS ONE 13(4), e0195472.
*Di Cicco, E, HW Ferguson, KH Kaukinen, AD Schulze, S Li, A Tabata, O Gunther, G Mordecai, CA Suttle, KM Miller. The same strain of Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) is involved with the development of different, but related, diseases in Atlantic and Pacific Salmon in British Columbia. FACETS: In Press; arXiv preprint arXiv:1805.01530 (2018).
*Thakur KK, R Vanderstichel, S Li, E *Laurin, S *Tucker, C Neville, A Tabata, KM Miller. 2018. A comparison of infectious agents between hatchery-enhanced and wild out-migrating juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from Cowichan River, British Columbia. Facets 3: 695-721. doi:10.1139/facts-2017-0013
*Laurin, E, D *Jarmillo, R Vanderstichel, H Ferguson, KH Kaukinen, AD Schulze, IR Keith, IA Gardner, KM Miller. Histopathological and novel high-throughput molecular monitoring data from farmed salmon (Salmo salar and Oncorhynchus spp.) in British Columbia, Canada, from 2011-2013. Aquaculture: In Press.
*Bass, AL, SG Hinch, AK *Teffer, DA Patterson, KM Miller. Fisheries capture and infectious agents were associated with travel rate and survival of Chinook salmon during spawning migration through a natal river. Fisheries Research: In Press.
*Teffer AK, S Hinch, KM Miller, KM *Jeffries, DA Patterson, SJ Cooke, AP Farrell, KH Kaukinen, S Li, and F Juanes. Cumulative effects of thermal and fisheries stressors reveal sex-specific effects on pathogen development and early mortality of adult coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Journal of Experimental Biology: In Review.
*Nekouei O, R. Vanderstichel, T Ming, KH Kaukinen, K *Thakur, A Tabata, E *Laurin, S *Tucker, KM Miller. Spatio-temporal burden of infectious agents in juvenile Fraser River Sockeye salmon (two years of average and poor productivity). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms: In Review.
*Thakur KK, R Vanderstichel, K Kaukinen, O *Nekouei, E *Laurin, KM Miller. Infectious agent detections in archived Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) samples from British Columbia (1985-1994). FACETS: In Review.