Tribal Mass Marking - Operating

Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest Management

Fish Marking
Project ID06-2339 E
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date06/01/2006
End Date01/01/2009
Last Edited04/19/2022
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Mass mark, by means of an adipose fin clip, juvenile Chinook, steelhead and coho salmon at tribal hatchery facilities in Puget Sound. Mass marking these fish provides for the protection of ESA listed salmon populations through selective harvest of hatchery fish, protection of natural-origin and ESA listed fish, broodstock management of integrated and segregated hatchery production and increased accuracy of natural-origin stock assessments, status and trends. This project focused on mass marking Puget Sound Tribal Production. The project utilized Auto-Fish systems and/or manual marking trailers with contracted labor to mass mark approximately 8.8 million juvenile Chinook, coho, and steelhead at tribal hatchery facilities in Puget Sound.

Project Benefit    

The goal of the project is to reduce sources of wild salmon mortality related to hatchery production. The objective of the project is to reduce salmon mortality as a result of fisheries conducted on mixed strong and weak stocks.


Metric Completed Originally
Hatchery Fish Marked
  Fry/Smolt Marked And Released 8,800,000 5,000,000

Funding Details

Report Total:$487,659

Project Map


1-Mass Marking operations    

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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.03737564
  • Longitude: -122.89785565


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  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding 487,659.00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Puget Chinook Recovery Plan
    •      . . D.2 Fish Marking ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.2.a Fish Marking Funding 487,659.00
      •      . . . . D.2.b.1 Salmonids Marked and Released.Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.2.b.2 Number by species of fry/smolt marked or tagged and released (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . D.2.b.3 Pupose of marking/tagging (LOV)