Evaluating the Effects of Salmon Fisheries on Southern Resident Killer Whales - Workshop 2

This workshop was held in Vancouver, B.C., March 13-15, 2012. It was the second in 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 ( 141kb) and  report on the proceedings.

All presentations below are in Adobe PDF format.

DAY 1: March 13, 2012


Status of Killer Whales

Estimating Chinook Abundance and Potential Changes in Prey Availability

DAY 2: March 14, 2012

Chinook Fisheries, Other Prey, and Other Predators

Relationship between Chinook Abundance and Killer Whale Population Dynamics

DAY 3: March 15, 2012

Looking Forward

Audio Files

Audio sessions are in MP3 format and total 1,350MB. They'd strain our web server, so we'll provide them on DVD if you'd like the audio files. Please e-mail to request a copy; provide your name and full mailing address.