Evaluating the Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales - Workshop 1

This workshop was held in Seattle Sept. 21-23, 2011. It was the first of a series of workshops established by NOAA Fisheries and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to help implement our respective recovery plans for Southern Resident killer whales, which are listed as endangered under both the U.S. Endangered Species Act and Canada's Species at Risk Act. We arranged for scientific experts to make presentations pertinent to the topic of effects of salmon fisheries on Southern Resident killer whales. We appointed an independent science panel chaired by Dr. Ray Hilborn to oversee the workshop process pdf format 141kb and report on the proceedings.

Audio sessions (bolded) linked below are in MP3 format; some are large files. Presentations are in Adobe PDF format.

Session 1: Welcome [audio Session 1; 29 minutes, 6.7MB]

Session 2: Setting the Context [audio Session 2; 1 hour 20 minutes, 18.9MB]

Session 3: Current State of the Science on Killer Whale Feeding Habits [audio Session 3; 1 hour 46 minutes, 24.9MB]

Session 4: Status and Trends of Prey and Predator Populations [audio Session 4; 2 hours 10 minutes, 30.6MB]

Introductory remarks, recap of previous day's main themes, and plan for Day 2 [audio Intro; 26 minutes, 6MB]

Session 5: Relationship between Chinook Abundance and Killer Whale Population Dynamics [audio Session 5; 1 hour 57 minutes, 27.4MB]

Session 6: Indicators of Nutritional Status and Stress [audio Session 6; 1 hour 51 minutes, 26MB]

Session 7-1: Agency Analyses [audio Session 7-1; 2 hours 2 minutes, 28.5MB]

Session 7-2: Agency Analyses [audio Session 7-2; 1 hour 52 minutes, 26.2MB]

Wrap-up: Concluding Workshop 1, looking toward Workshop 2 [audio Close; 42 minutes, 9.7MB]