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Abstract Guidelines

  • Limit the abstract to 400 words and submit using Microsoft Word according to the sample format shown below.
  • Tables and figures are not included in the abstract.
  • Indicate the intended topic session (1-7).
  •  Specify the presenter with an asterisk (*). Please use full first and last names for each author (not just first initial).
  • State the preference for (1) oral, (2) poster, or (3) oral presentation but poster is acceptable. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the presentation from an oral to a poster depending on time constraints.
  • The abstract should begin with a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give a brief summary of methods and the major results, and end with a substantial conclusion. Do not use vague statements, such as “results will be discussed”.
  • Accepted abstracts will be included in the program and abstract booklet for circulation at the workshop.
  • Accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations may not be edited before printing the abstract booklet. Authors are responsible for the clarity and accuracy of the information presented in the abstract.


Sample Format for Submitting Abstracts

Topic Session:  Topic 1. Seasonal distribution and migration route/timing
Preferred Presentation Format: 
(3) Oral preferred, but poster is acceptable
Title:          Early marine residence of juvenile pink and chum salmon in the northern California Current: life at the southern end of the range
Authors:     Laurie A. Weitkamp*1, Elizabeth Daly2, and Joe Fisher3

1Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport Field Station, NOAA Fisheries, 2032 Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, USA (email:, Tel: 541-867-0504; Fax: 541-867-0505)

2Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, USA

3Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Oregon State University, 104 COAS Administration Bldg., Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA


Abstract:  Juvenile pink and chum salmon have been regularly caught in the northern California Current (NCC) in ecological studies focused on the dominant salmon species in the region, juvenile Chinook and coho salmon. Juvenile pink and chum salmon caught in the NCC likely originated from populations at the southern end of the species range in North America, which consists of the central Oregon Coast for chum salmon (45° N), and Puget Sound (47° N) for pink salmon. We review seasonal distribution and abundance patterns, and size and growth trends of juvenile pink and chum salmon in the NCC, based on catches from the 1980s to present. Perhaps the most striking difference between pink and chum salmon in the NCC are their spatial and temporal distributions. Chum salmon were caught throughout the general study area, which extends from Newport, Oregon, to Cape Flattery, Washington. By contrast, most pink salmon catches were restricted to the northern-most areas of the north Washington coast. The highest chum salmon catches also occurred earlier in the summer (May and June), while pink catches were largely restricted to September. These differences likely reflect geographic differences in source populations and migratory behavior. Chum salmon populations exist in most basins along the Washington and northern Oregon coasts and juveniles appear to occupy coastal marine habitats early in the summer, but have largely dispersed by late summer. By contrast, there are no known pink salmon populations on the Washington and Oregon coasts, although large populations exist in Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, including the Fraser River. Juvenile pink salmon caught in our study likely originated from these large populations and were caught as they exited the Strait of Juan de Fuca.



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