RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70792044 LA English T1 The 2005 Spiridon Lake sockeye salmon stocking project and related monitoring parameters A1 Baer, Robert T., Alaska., Division of Sport Fish., Alaska., Division of Commercial Fisheries., PB Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, Research and Technical Services PP Anchorage YR 2006 AB A sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, enhancement stocking project was initiated at Spiridon Lake in the early 1990s to provide increased harvest opportunities for fishermen in the Kodiak Management Area. Because Spiridon Lake lies within the boundaries of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR), the project is subject to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) oversight and guiding principles. In an effort to ensure that the project remains compatible with the KNWR mission, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) conducts monitoring projects and submits an annual summary to the USFWS. As required in the Spiridon Lake Management Plan (SLMP), ADF&G monitored and examined specific water quality parameters, zooplankton characteristics, smolt outmigrations, stocking numbers and commercial salmon harvests in 2005. Specific parameters were evaluated and compared to criteria established as guidelines for the stocking project to ensure that the project does not adversely affect the Spiridon Lake system. This report discusses the data collected during the project.