North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Technical Report 18

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Richard J. Beamish, Brian E. Riddell, and Vladimir I. Radchenko

Abstract Excerpt:
Papers in this Technical Report summarize the results of the 2019 and 2020 expeditions to study the winter ecology of Pacific salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. Virtual presentations were made in an international conference from April 20–22, 2021 and are available at sites listed in Table 1. The preliminary results of the expeditions are summarized in cruise reports by Pakhomov et al. (2019) and Somov et al. (2020). The two expeditions were privately funded and organized by Drs. Richard Beamish and Brian Riddell with the help of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Donors to these expeditions are too numerous to list, but range from individual contributions, to the fishing industry, to large companies and governments. Researchers in both expeditions volunteered to participate and agreed that all data collected would be generally available to the public. Participants and affiliations are listed in Table 2. The Russian Government agreed to charter their famous research ship, R/V Professor Kaganovskiy, in 2019 and the Canadian commercial fishing vessel, R/V Pacific Legacy was charted in 2020 from March 11–April 7.

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Beamish, R.J., B.E. Riddell, and V.I. Radchenko.  2022.  Introduction.  N. Pac. Anadr. Fish Comm. Tech. Rep. 18: 1–4.