The Origins of New Zealand's Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

McDowall, Robert M. (1994) The Origins of New Zealand's Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Marine Fisheries Review, 56(1), pp. 1-7.

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Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, are well established as anadromous and landlocked runs in New Zealand. Ova introductions during the 1870's (probably from the McCloud River, California, U.S.A.), failed to generate anadromous stocks, but further introductions offall-run salmon ova from hatcheries in California's Sacramento River basin in the early 1900's were successful and formed the basis for existing runs. The first batch of ova in the 1900's consignments originated from Battle Creek, a Sacramento River tributary, but the explicit source of later batches is not known. It seems likely that the successful runs stem from the second batch (1903 brood year-1904 consignment in New Zealand), probably augmented by returns from later importations.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Origins of New Zealand's Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Personal Creator/Author:
McDowall, Robert M.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 56
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-7
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9855
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:44

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