Salmon Snapshots

Scott River

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2011/12 Population

Estimate of wild adult fish


Oncorhynchus kisutch


Oncorhynchus tshawytscha


Oncorhynchus mykiss

What we have 355 5,521 incomplete data
What we need 8,800§ * *

Population estimate (direct count video weir and mark/recapture) for coho and Chinook; incomplete data for steelhead due to monitoring ending prior to majority of the steelhead migration. Data provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Data are preliminary and subject to change.

§ Coho salmon in the Scott basin are state and federally listed as threatened. Spawning adult fish recovery targets represent the biological conditions National Marine Fisheries Service would use to delist the species and remove them from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (50 CFR 223.102)(NMFS 2012b). Current draft recovery target is subject to change.

* Chinook salmon and steelhead populations in the Scott basin are not considered at risk of extinction by NMFS. No target defined.

The 2011/12 snapshot is defined as fall 2011 to spring 2012, as per when salmon and steelhead return from the ocean to spawn. Fall Chinook spawning season is fall 2011. Coho season is fall through early January 2012. Steelhead season can start in fall 2011 but is primarily winter and spring 2012. Spring Chinook season is spring 2012.



National Marine Fisheries Service. 2012b. Public Review Draft of Recovery Plan for the Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). January 2012.


fish images © Joe Tomelleri