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Status and Plight of the Searun Cutthroat Trout

  • Patrick C. Trotter
  • Peter A. Bisson
  • Brian Fransen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 248)

Abstract

The Endangered Species Committee of the American Fisheries Society recently identified all Washington, Oregon, and California populations of searun cutthroat trout, the anadromous form of the coastal cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki clarki, as being at some level of risk of extinction (Nehlsen et al., 1991). Here we focus on these at risk populations, listing reasons for their decline as set forth by the AFS Committee. We then review the life history, ecology, and genetic population structure of the subspecies, and from this identify gaps in our knowledge that will have to be filled if these populations are to be preserved.

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Coho Salmon Cutthroat Trout American Fishery Society Hood Canal Juvenile Coho Salmon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick C. Trotter
    • 1
  • Peter A. Bisson
    • 2
  • Brian Fransen
    • 2
  1. 1.Seattle98108USA
  2. 2.Weyerhaeuser Co.TacomaUSA

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