Salish Sea Marine Survival Project Publication #5

Salish Sea Marine Survival Project researchers developed a novel sampling procedure called microtrolling to study juvenile Chinook salmon in the Strait of Georgia. Microtrolling can be conducted from small vessels with modified recreational fishing gear and is non-lethal and low-cost. Researchers found this method effective for systematic sampling across water depths and habitats. The low cost of microtrolling provides additional opportunity for stakeholder participation in marine research and may be an effective citizen science tool. Read more: Duguid and Juanes (2017) Microtrolling: an economical method to nonlethally sample and tag juvenile Pacific salmon at sea. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2016.1256835