Research begins

Collections occurring offshore throughout Puget Sound using a purse seine

Research formally began in 2014. Today, as part of this project, over 150 scientists and technicians from federal, state, tribal, academic, and nonprofit institutions are in the field and in laboratories assessing the condition of juvenile Chinook, coho and steelhead and their marine environment. Field technicians are intensively collecting fish and their prey as the migrate downriver and through estuary and nearshore environments, commercial fishermen and the Canadian Coast Guard have mobilized large vessels to help offshore, acoustic arrays have been installed and are tracking fish movement and survival, gliders and buoys are being deployed to monitor ocean conditions, and new technology for tracking marine mammal encounters with salmon and steelhead is being utilized. See the Research Activities section for more information.