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By: Kintama  09-12-2011

Kintama recently delivered the report, “Acoustic Telemetry Measurements of Migration and Movements of Adult Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) within the Bulkley River, 2009”, to British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment.  The study provides correction numbers for the yearly mark-recapture program in the Moricetown Canyon.  Of note, only 56% to 59% of tagged fish were observed passing the recapture site during active recapture efforts.

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