Workshop 2018

The First NPAFC-IYS Workshop on Pacific Salmon Production in a Changing Climate

The two-day workshop includes oral presentations and posters. Proceedings of the workshop will be published in the NPAFC Technical Report Series.

Dates: May 26–27, 2018
Venue: The Boutique Hotel,
Istomina Street, Khabarovsk,
680000 Russia
Tel: +7 (4212) 454 222, 76 76 76

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will host the First International Year of the Salmon (IYS) Workshop on Pacific Salmon Production in a Changing Climate to be held on May 26‒27, 2018, at the Boutique Hotel, Khabarovsk, Russia. The IYS Workshop will bring together scientists, managers and other stakeholders to consider the current and future status of salmon and their habitats in a changing climate for the conservation of anadromous populations. Although the workshop focuses on Pacific salmon and steelhead trout, relevant presentations on Atlantic salmon are encouraged.

International Year of the Salmon (IYS)

Salmon are biologically and economically important for Northern Hemisphere countries, however they are facing unpredictable future: e.g. continued warming and increased variability in the world’s oceans may impact salmon ocean distribution, migrations pathways, growth, and marine survival. To improve our understanding of salmon marine ecology, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) and North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) are leading an ambitious program, the International Year of the Salmon (IYS), with focal year in 2019.

The IYS is an international framework for collaborative outreach and research, and seeks to increase understanding and raise awareness of the challenges facing salmon and the measures to support their conservation and restoration against increasing environmental variability. The overarching theme of the IYS is ‘Salmon and People in a Changing World’, and the proposed themes are (1) Status of salmon; (2) Salmon in a changing salmosphere (the current and future geographic range of salmon); (3) New frontiers: (4) Human dimension; and (5) Information systems. These five research themes are integrated into the current NPAFC Science Plan 2016–2020, whose goal is to understand variations in Pacific salmon production in a changing climate.


Presenters are encouraged to address one of the following workshop objectives within the framework of their selected topic session. Workshop objectives include the following:

    • Review knowledge of the distribution, growth and survival of Pacific salmon in the ocean (current status)
    • Review the causes of variations in Pacific salmon production (mechanisms)
    • Anticipate future changes in the production of Pacific salmon and the marine ecosystems producing them (e.g. modelling)
    • Identify research priorities and international cooperative research plans for the IYS initiative
Topic Sessions

To reflect the IYS research themes, the workshop will be structured with the five topic sessions. Please identify the topic session for which the abstract is submitted.

1. Status of Pacific salmon and steelhead trout
2. Pacific salmon and steelhead trout in a changing North Pacific Ocean
3. New technologies
4. Management systems
5. Integrated information systems

Oral and Poster Presentations

The workshop will feature oral and poster presentations in English. Sessions will be comprised of contributed presentations, which will be selected for oral or poster presentation.


Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presenters and Extended Abstracts

Please download and follow instructions contained in the Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presenters and Extended Abstracts for important information for workshop presenters (both oral and poster presenters). This document contains details on the following:

1. General information for oral and poster presenters
2. Information for oral presenters
3. Information for poster presenters
4. Style guide for extended abstracts

    • All presenters (oral and poster) are required to register for the workshop. Seating in the Big Room (The Boutique Hotel) is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. After February 5, 2018, registration is available online on the workshop registration webpage.
    • Duration of contributed oral presentations is 15 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions/discussion for a total duration of 18 minutes.
    • Duration of keynote oral presentations of three topic sessions is 25 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions/discussion for a total duration of 28 minutes.
    • Maximum allocated size for the poster is square: 110 cm (44 inches) by 110 cm (44 inches).
    • All presenters (oral and poster) will be asked at the workshop for permission to place their oral or poster presentation as a PDF on the workshop webpage.
    • All presenters (oral and poster) are expected to submit extended abstracts of their presentations for publication in a NPAFC Technical Report, which is available online only. Deadline for submission of extended abstracts is by May 27, 2018 at the workshop.
Important Dates
December 31, 2017: Abstract submissions due
Late-January, 2018: Announcement of abstract selection to authors
Early-February, 2018: Second announcement of workshop and registrations including a program
Early-February, 2018: Workshop and hotel registration open
Late-March, 2018: Workshop and hotel registration due
May26–27, 2018: Workshop and extended abstracts due
Workshop Schedule

(subject to change without notice)
Printable Workshop Schedule
Timetable at a Glance

Program and Abstracts

(subject to change without notice)
Printable Program and Abstracts
Program at a Glance

Russian Visas

Workshop participants holding Canadian, Japanese, and USA passports will require a visa to enter Russia. Individuals who wish to attend the Workshop are responsible for obtaining the Russian visa at their nearest Russian Embassy/Consulate before their travel.

Registration and Hotel Accomodations

Workshop Registration Form PDF
Workshop Registration Form .Doc

Hotel Reservation Forms:
Boutique Hotel (Please contact the Secretariat for room availability.)
Intour Hotel

**Note: For particpiants attending both the NPAFC Annual Meeting and the Workshop, reservations made at a hotel closer to the Annual Meeting site is recommended. Please visit the Members’ Area to download hotel reservation form(s) of other options. If you require any assistance or have any questions, please contact the NPAFC Secretariat.

Organizing Committee
    • Alexander Bugaev, Co-Chairperson (Kamchatka Fishery and Oceanography Research Institute, Russia)
    • Ed Farley, Jr. (Auke Bay Laboratories, Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, NMFS, USA)
    • Jim Irvine (Pacific Biological Station, DFO, Canada)
    • Ju Kyoung Kim (Inland Life Resources Center, FIRA, Korea)
    • Denis Kotsyuk (Khabarovsk Department, TINRO-Center, Russia)
    • Svetlana Naydenko (Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center; TINRO-Center, Russia)
    • Mark Saunders (International Year of the Salmon (IYS) North Pacific Steering Committee, Canada)
    • Shigehiko Urawa, Co-Chairperson (Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA, Japan)
    • Jeongseok Park (NPAFC Secretariat, Canada)
Workshop Proceedings

Oral and poster presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract that is due at the time of the workshop. The extended abstracts will be compiled into the workshop proceedings and issued as an NPAFC Technical Report after the workshop. The Technical Report will be available online at the NPAFC website.

Workshop Timetable at a Glance

May 25, 2018 — Friday

Item Time Slot Duration Location
Pre-Registration 16:00-18:00 2 hr Outside the Big Room at The Boutique Hotel

May 26, 2018 — Saturday

Item Time Slot Duration Topic Presenter Location
Registration 08:15-08:45 30 min Outside the Big Room at The Boutique Hotel
Opening Remark (1) 09:00-09:05 5 min Vladimir Radchenko Big Room
Opening Remark (2) 09:05-09:10 5 min Alexander Bugaev
Introduction of IYS 09:10-09:30 20 min Mark Saunders
Topic 1: Status of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead TroutChairs: J. Irvine and N. Klovach
Keynote-1 09:30-10:00 30 min 1 James Irvine
Oral-1 10:00-10:20 20 min 1 Toshihiko Saito
Poster Session & Coffee Break 10:20-10:40 20 min
Oral-2 10:40-11:00 20 min 1 Chung Il Lee
Oral-3 11:00-11:20 20 min 1 Nataliya Klovach
Oral-4 11:20-11:40 20 min 1 Alexander Kaev
Oral-5 11:40-12:00 20 min 1 Sergei Zolotukhin
Lunch 12:00-13:20 1 hr 20 min
Oral-6 13:20-13:40 20 min 1 Shunpei Sato
Oral-7 13:40-14:00 20 min 1 Kentaro Honda
Oral-8 14:00-14:20 20 min 1 Maksim Koval
Oral-9 14:20-14:40 20 min 1 Sue Grant
Poster Session & Coffee Break 14:40-15:40 1 hr
Topic 2: Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout in a Changing North Pacific OceanChairs: A. Bugaev and E. Farley
Keynote-2 15:40-16:10 30 min 2 Andrey Krovnin
Oral-10 16:10-16:30 20 min 2 Terry Beacham
Oral-11 16:30-16:50 20 min 2 Ed Farley
Oral-12 16:50-17:10 20 min 2 Ed Farley
Oral-13 17:10-17:30 20 min 2 Chrys Neville
Reception 18:30 (TBA)

May 27, 2018 — Sunday

Item Time Slot Duration* Topic Presenter Location
Topic 2: Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout in a Changing North Pacific Ocean (Cont.)Chairs: A. Bugaev and E. Farley
Oral-14 09:00-09:20 20 min 2 James Irvine Big Room
Oral-15 09:20-09:40 20 min 2 Vladimir Radchenko
Oral-16 09:40-10:00 20 min 2 Ekaterina Lepskaya
Oral-17 10:00-10:20 20 min 2 Karen Dunmall
Oral-18 10:20-10:40 20 min 2 Masahide Kaeriyama
Poster Session & Coffee Break 10:40-11:20 40 min
Topics 3–5: New Technologies, Management and Integrated Information SystemsChairs: S. Kim and S. Naydenko
Keynote-3 11:20-11:50 30 min 4 Richard Beamish
Oral-19 11:50-12:10 20 min 4 Andrew Gray
Lunch 12:10-13:40 1 hr 30 min
Oral-20 13:40-14:00 20 min 4 Jordan Watson
Oral-21 14:00-14:20 20 min 4 Miwa Yatsuya
Oral-22 14:20-14:40 20 min 4 James Irvine
Oral-23 14:40-15:00 20 min 5 Oleg Ivanov
Poster Session & Coffee Break 15:00-15:20 20 min
Panel DiscussionChair: Mark Saunders 15:20-16:50 1 hr 30 min IYS Working Group
Closing Remark 16:50-17:00 10 min Shigehiko Urawa

*Time slot breakdown:
Contributed speakers: 15 min presentation + 3 min question/discussion + 2 min to change speakers
Keynote speaker: 25 min presentation + 3 min questions/discussion + 2 min to change speakers

Program at a Glance

(subject to change without notice)
* indicates the presenter

Oral Presentations (Big Room)
May 26 (Saturday)

Welcoming Remarks
Vladimir I. Radchenko and Alexander V. Bugaev
Introduction of the IYS
Mark Saunders
Topic 1: Status of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout
(Chairs: James Irvine & Nataliya Klovach)
Keynote Presentation (1): Overview of status of Pacific salmon polulations in the eastern North Pacific
James R. Irvine*, Andrew R. Munro, William Templin, Mary Thiess, and Sue Grant
Current status of chum and pink salmon: what is reducing adult returns in Japan?
Toshihiko Saito*, and Yasuyuki Miyakoshi
Current return of chum salmon with latitude and marine environment in eastern coast of Korea
Chung Il Lee*, Hyun Je Park, Hae Kun Jung, Ju Kyoung Kim, and Do Hyun Lee
Current stock assessment of Pacific salmon in the Far East of Russia
Nataliya Klovach*, Olga Temnykh, Valeriy Shevlyakov, Evgeniy Shevlyakov, Alexander Bugaev, Vladimir Ostrovskiy, Alexander Kaev, and Vladimir Volobuev
Decline of abundance of pink salmon in Sakhalin-Kuril region as a result of the extreme environmental factors
Alexander M. Kaev*
What formed the Pacific salmon biomass in Amur River Basin in 2000–2010s?
Sergei Zolotukhin*, and Albina Kanzeparova
Geographical stock origins of juvenile chum salmon migrating along the Pacific Ocean coast of Hokkaido, Japan, during early summer
Shunpei Sato*, Ayumi Nakashima, Kazuyuki Yamaya, and Shigehiko Urawa
Growth rate characteristics during early marine life and sea-entry conditions of juvenile chum salmon originating from two rivers along the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, Japan
Kentaro Honda*, Tatsuya Kawakami, Kotaro Shirai, Takashi Kitagawa, and Toshihiko Saito
Biology of juvenile ozernovskaya sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka (the Ozernaya River, basin of the Kurilskoye Lake) during downstream migration and early marine period of life
Maksim Koval*, Sergey Gorin, Alexander Vasilenko, and Anton Klimov
An introduction to Fisheries & Canada’s new State of the Salmon Program
Sue C.H. Grant*, Bronwyn L. MacDonald, Gottfried Pestal, Michael Barrus, James R. Irvine, and Kim Hyatt
Topic 2: Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout in a Changing North Pacific Ocean
(Chairs: Alexander Bugaev & Ed Farley)
Keynote Presentation (2): Present state and future of Far East salmon stocks under changing climate
Andrey Krovnin*, Boris Kotenev, and Nataliya Kolvach
Validity of inferring size-selective mortality and a critical size limit in Pacific salmon from scale circulus spacing
 Terry D. Beacham*, H. Andres Araujo, Strahan Tucker, and Marc Trudel
Is there a critical size and period for Pacific salmon?
 Ed Farley*, Ellen Yasumiishi, Jamal Moss, Andrew Gray, and Jim Murphy
Pink salmon as “sentinels” for Arctic change
 Ed Farley*, Kristin Cieciel, Wess Strasburger, and Jeanette Gann
What can be learned with the return of coho fishing to the Strait of Georgia?
 Chrys M. Neville*, Richard J. Beamish, and Jackie R. King

May 27 (Sunday)

Topic 2: Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout in a Changing North Pacific Ocean (Cont.)
(Chairs: Alexander Bugaev & Ed Farley)
Unravelling how climate and competition shape sockeye salmon dynamics across the Northeast Pacific Ocean
      Brendan Connors, Michael Malick, Gregory T. Ruggerone, Pete Rand, Milo Adkison, James R. Irvine*, Rob Campbell, and Kristen Gorman
Climate change and Pacific salmon productivity on the Russian Far East
      Alexander V. Bugaev, Oleg B. Tepnin, and Vladimir I. Radchenko*
Pacific salmon (catch, spawning migrations, production) and toxic «tide» events in the seas of Russian Far East: new risks?
      Ekaterina Lepskaya*, Tatyana Mogilnikova, Sergey Shubkin, and Oleg Tepnin
An evidence for historic and modean post-glacial colonizations of chum salmon at the northern range edge
      Karen Dunmall*, Colin Garroway, Robert Bajno, Nick Decovich, William Templin, Margaret Docker, and James Reist
The global warming effect for migration route of Japanese chum salmon
      Masahide Kaeriyama*
Topics 3–5: New Technologies, Management and Integrated Information Systems
(Chairs: Suam Kim & Svetlana Naydenko)
Keynote Presentation (3): Decision windows, critical thresholds and managing hatchery production for resilience in changing ocean ecosystems
      Richard J. Beamish*
The use of marine ecosystem metrics for preseason forecasts of salmon harvest
      Andrew Gray*, Jim Murphy, Jordan Watson, and Emily Fergusson
A model to estimate the exposure of Interior Fraser River steelhead to marine and in-river fisheries
     Brittany Jenewein*, Mike Hawkshaw, and Marla Maxwell
Effects of duration of net-pen acclimation and timing of river stocking on early growth and adult return of chum salmon along the Pacific coast of Honshu, Japan
      Miwa Yatsuya*, Kei Sasaki, Yuichi Shimizu, Katsuhiko Ohta, Kodai Yamane, Yuichiro Yamada, Shunsuke Moriyama, Yoshitomo Nagakura, and Hideki Nikaido
Preliminary findings from IYS survey of Fisheries and Oceans Canada salmon staff to identify collaborative opportunities
      James R. Irvine* and Scott Akenhead
Increasing outreach: non-salmon species in the Subarctic North Pacific
      Oleg Ivanov* and Aleksandr Zavolokin
Panel Discussion
(Chair: Mark Saunders)
Research priorities and international cooperation for the IYS initiative
      IYS Working Group
Closing Remark
      Shigehiko Urawa* (Workshop Co-Chair)

Poster Presentations (Small Room)
May 26–27, 2018
Poster Session

Topic 1: Status of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout
Environmental factors affecting the survival of juveniles and recent returns of chum salmon in the Okhotsk coast of Hokkaido
      Yasuyuki Miyakoshi*, Hayato Saneyoshi, and Yousuke Koshino
Interannual dynamics of pink and chum salmon juvenile abundance and their average body sizes in the Sea of Okhotsk and western Bering Sea during 1998–2017
      Olga Temnykh* and Albina Kanzeparova
Topic 2: Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Trout in a Changing North Pacific Ocean
Migration and homing behavior of chum salmon tagged in the Okhotsk Sea, eastern Hokkaido
      Hayato Saneyoshi*, Yousuke Koshino, Hokuto Shirakawa, Naru Koshida, Yasuyuki Miyakoshi, and Kazushi Miyashita
Environmental variability and chum salmon production at the northwestern Pacific Ocean
      Suam Kim*, Sukyung Kang, Ju Kyoung Kim, Hwahyun Lee, and Minkyoung Bang
An evaluation of the influence of stock abundance and global temperature anomaly on Pacific salmon body weight in the North Pacific Ocean
      Alexander V. Bugaev* and Vladimir I. Radchenko
Return of chum salmon and water quality and ecology in the rivers connected with the eastern coast of Korea
      Chung Il Lee*, Hyun Je Park, Jong-Won Park, Seong-Ik Hong, Tae Hee Park, Hae Kun Jung, Joo Myun Park, and Do Hyun Lee
Using thermally-marked otoliths and coded wired tags for the management of Korean chum salmon
      Sukyung Kang*, Ju Kyoung Kim*, and Cheul Ho Lee
Artifical migration and protection of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in Amur River Basin
     Liu Wei*, Wang Ji-Long, Li Pei-Lun, Zhan Pei-Rong, Cui Kang-Chung, Tang Fu-Jiang, and Gao Wen-Xian
Topic 4: Management System
Homing ability of Japanese chum salmon that discriminate their natal river system and natal tributary, as revealed by otolith mass marking 
      Masaya Iida*