RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70289204 LA English T1 George River salmon studies, 2005 A1 Stewart, Robert L., 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 The George River is a tributary of the Kuskokwim River, and produces chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, chum salmon O. keta, and coho salmon O. kisutch that contribute to intensive subsistence and commercial salmon fisheries downstream of its confluence. The George River weir is one of several projects operated in the Kuskokwim area that form an integrated geographic array of escapement monitoring projects. Collectively, and in accordance with the State of Alaska Sustainable Fishery Policy (5 AAC 39.222), this array of projects is a tool to assure appropriate geographic and temporal distribution of spawning salmon, and provide a means to assess trends in escapement that should be monitored and considered in harvest management decisions. Towards this end, George River weir has been operated annually since 1996 to determine daily and total salmon escapements for the target operational period of 15 June through 20 September; to estimate age, sex, and length compositions of chinook, chum, and coho salmon escapement; to monitor environmental variables that influence salmon productivity; and to provide part of an integrated platform in support of other Kuskokwim area fisheries projects. In 2005, a resistance board weir was operated on the George River from 15 June through 20 September. This report details the 2005 findings.