What is the 2012 salmon quota for the Upper Salmon River – Stanley (section 19)?


The harvest share estimates for the Upper Salmon are based on analysis of PIT tag detections and genetic samples from Lower granite Dam. The estimate and improves as our knowledge of the total return size improves through the run. Right now our harvest sharet estimate is in the range  from 1,200 to 4,000 fish. This is a broad range but sufficent to justify a fishery. However, to manage the fishery effectively as the season progresses, we need to narrow this range to a single harvest share estimate. We anticipate results from analysis of the latest genetic samples on June 29. Those results will provide a definitive reliable harvest share point estimate that will be used for managing the fishery.