Status & Trends by Species

Kokanee


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Kokanee is a resident fish species, and has been named as a focal species by subbasin planners in 11 subbasins. Status and trends data are available for this species in 8 subbasins. 3 subbasins have no data available. Kokanee is not a Federally protected species. No biological objectives have been set for this focal species in the Columbia River Basin.

Kokanee are sockeye salmon that spend their entire lives in freshwater. They are usually found in lakes that have either no or limited access to the ocean. Adult kokanee average 10-18 inches in length.

For more information: http://whatcomsalmon.wsu.edu/salmonfacts/kokaneefacts.pdf

Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.

The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.

 

Columbia Cascade Province

Lake Chelan Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
Adult Escapement
2012: 17,216 adult escapement 505
Not Listed Status & Trends

Columbia Plateau Province

Crab Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee     Banks Lake and Billy Clapp Reservoir  Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
Population Estimate
2005: 124,810 fish 439
Not Listed Status & Trends

Intermountain Province

Coeur d'Alene Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Annual catch rate greater than 500,000325
 
Abundance (age 0-4) (Coeur d'Alene Lake)
2013: 6,704,000 fish (age 0-4)160
Not Listed Status & Trends
Columbia Upper Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
Harvest
2016: 10,440 fish (wild) 483
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016: 0.01 (2 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends
Pend Oreille Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Lake Pend Oreille annual harvest of 750,000 of which 375,000 are hatchery-produced fish.(IPOC 2004)

Adult population size of 3.75 million (IDFG 2001)
 

Abundance (age 1-4)
2015: 6,180,000 fish (age1-4) 480
Not Listed Status & Trends
Sanpoil Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
Migrating Spawners Collected
2017:
26 fish 481
Not Listed Status & Trends
Spokane Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
Harvest
2016: 10,440 fish (wild) 483
Spokane Arm (Rest of Lake Roosevelt Included)
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016:
0.01 (2 fish)483
Not Listed Status & Trends

Middle Snake Province

Boise Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None333
 
Not available Not Listed No Data
Payette Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None333
 
Not Available Not Listed No Data
Weiser Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None333
 
Not available Not Listed No Data

Mountain Columbia Province

Kootenai Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Kokanee       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Greater than 50 adults spawning in each tributary by 2007, greater than 100 adults by 2020, and greater than 250 adults spawning in 2030 (for Lower Kootenai River, reservoirs, and tributaries)345  
Adult Count
2009: 383 adults
Boundry Creek - 0 adults270
Long Canyon Creek - 130 adults270
Parker Creek - 70 adults270
Trout Creek - 100 adults 270
Ball Creek - 74 adults270
Myrtle Creek - 9 adults270
2008: Smith Creek - 215 adults270
Not Listed Status & Trends