Research projects to determine population characteristics and monitor catch, escapement and production levels of Anadromous species, construction projects to build or modernize hatcheries, operation and maintenance of hatcheries, fish screens and fish ways, tagging studies, data collection, etc.
Northeast Region: AFC work was conducted on the following projects: Connecticut Anadromous Fish Investigations; Atlantic Sturgeon in the Delaware River; Restoration of American Shad & River Herring in the Androscoggin River; A Study of the Striped Bass in the Marine District of New York State: Juvenile Striped Bass Fund; and Age and Time Specific Estimates of Natural and Fishing Mortality Rates for Striped Bass (Virginia).
Southeast Region: Research continues to determine status of striped bass population in Mississippi, the collection of fishery-dependent data for American shad in South Carolina, and alosid management in the Albemarle Sound area.
Southwest Region: Salmon and steelhead research, management and enhancement.
Alaska Region: Salmon Research and Management projects conducted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and University of Washington.
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