Photo Database Series Monitoring- Atlantic salmon Population Monitoring Efforts
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When water temperatures cool down in the fall, the MASC surveys the index sites in the river for juveniles. Personnel use backpack electrofishing units to temporarily stun the fish. Photo by M. Laser September 2003.
This is a photo of a smolt being measured for length. Photo by M. Laser May 2002.
Nets are strung across the stream to prevent juveniles from leaving the index site. Photo by M. Laser September 2003.
The business end of an electrofishing wand. Photo by M. Laser September 2002.
NOAA Fisheries personnel capture out migrating smolts using a smolt trap. The trap helps biologists better understand how many fish are going to sea as well as what the productivity of the river is for juveniles. Photo by M. Laser May 2002.
In May, a known number of fry are stocked in specific areas throughout the river. Photo by M. Laser May 2004.
A bucket with multiple age classes from a West Branch index site. Photo by M. Laser September 2002.