During the summer and fall, CIAA collects valuable information used to evaluate natural salmon populations, the performance of salmon habitat improvement and hatchery release projects. Additionally, the salmon population data collected at smolt traps and adult counting weirs is used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for fisheries management. CIAA also conducts other research projects, such as tagging studies to investigate the predicability of migrating salmon and limnological sampling to estimate the productive potential of salmon rearing lakes in the Cook Inlet drainage, and assists the Kenai Watershed Forum with baseline data collections.
The links below will take you to data and report pages:
CIAA staff taking scales for aging at Hidden Lake weir