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Technical Report 18

Virtual Conference on Winter Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Results from the Two Gulf of Alaska Expeditions

Technical Editor:
Lana Fitzpatrick

Participants from the two Gulf of Alaska expeditions in the winters of 2019 and 2020 and scientists from Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United States held a 3-day virtual conference from April 20–22, 2021 (PST), sponsored by BC’s Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), to finalize the interpretations of the results from the two expeditions. The results from the conference have significantly contributed to the planning of the 2022 Pan-Pacific Winter high Seas Expedition, in particular, by all the panel members (Mark Saunders, IYS Director; Brian Riddell, PSF; Dick Beamish, DFO; Evgeny Pakhomov, UBC; Laurie Weitkamp, NOAA; Jackie King, DFO; Vladimir Radchenko, NPAFC; and Aleksey Somov, TINRO).

We also thank all presenters and participants for their time and valuable contributions to the conference and for submitting materials for this volume. The virtual conference was facilitated by Oh Boy Productions (Vancouver, BC) and coordinated by Derek Hader and Stu McNish. The recorded conference can be watched here (

Technical Report No. 18 is a compilation of 21 extended abstracts submitted by the conference presenters and the closing comments by Brian Riddell, Dick Beamish, and Vladimir Radchenko. Material in this report has not been peer-reviewed and does not necessarily reflect the view of NPAFC member countries, or authors agencies. We thank Lana Fitzpatrick (DFO) for editing the extended abstracts, which have been edited for clarity and publication purposes.

Jeongseok Park
Deputy Director, NPAFC



Fitzpatrick, L. (Editor).  2022.  Virtual conference on winter ecology of Pacific salmon and results from the two Gulf of Alaska expeditions.  N. Pac. Anadr. Fish Comm. Tech. Rep. 18.  148 pp.