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Tentative Program
Oral Presentations (Colonel Lindbergh)
May 18, 2019 (Saturday)
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Vladimir I. Radchenko and Ed Farley
Introduction of the IYS
Mark Saunders

Topic 1. Current status of salmon and their environments
(Moderators: Jim Irvine, Michael Schmidt, and Ju Kyoung Kim)

Keynote Presentation (1): Status of Salmon in a Changing Environment: A Perspective from Alaska
Andrew R. Munro*, Richard E. Brenner, and William D. Templin
Keynote Presentation (2): Changes in Stability and Productivity of Pacific Salmon Populations
Cameron Freshwater*, Sean Anderson, Kendra Holt, Ann-Marie Huang, and Carrie Holt
Keynote Presentation (3): Unprecedented Far East Salmon Catches in 2018: What Should We Expect in Future?
Andrey Krovnin* and Nataliya Klovach
Evidence of Declining Age of Maturation in Chinook Stocks from Southeast Alaska to Oregon, Possible Causes and Implications under Climate Change Projections
Gayle Brown*, Mary Thiess, and Chuck Parken
Characterizing Juvenile Chinook Salmon Residency and Early Growth in the Lower Fraser River Estuary
Lia Chalifour*, David Scott, Misty MacDuffee, John Dower, and Julia Baum
Linking Freshwater Environmental Factors to Up-river Migration Timing of Fraser River Chinook Salmon
Kaitlyn Dionne*, Chuck Parken, and Brittany Jenewein
Temporal Forms of Pink Salmon in Sakhalin-Kuril Region and their Abundance Dynamics
Alexander M. Kaev*
Current Status of Chum Salmon Populations in the Rivers with and without Hatchery Stock Enhancement on the Sanriku Coast, Japan
Yuki Minegishi*, Tatsuya Kawakami, and Jun Aoyama
Variation in Out-migration Timing and Estuary Reliance of “ocean-type” Chinook Salmon in the Fraser River Estuary, BC
David Scott*, Lia Chalifour, Misty MacDuffee, and Julia Baum
A New Interpretation of the Early Marine Residence of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Strait of Georgia
Richard J. Beamish* and Chrys M. Neville
Status and Trends of Eel River Chinook Salmon in Northwestern California–Signs of Resilience
Patrick Higgins*
Early Marine Migration and Survival Patterns of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka) Smolts through a Complex Archipelago Corridor
Stephen D. Johnston*, Scott G. Hinch, Andrew G. Lotto, Nathan B. Furey, Christine F. Stevenson, Brian J. Hendriks, Brian P.V. Hunt, David W. Welch, Erin L. Rechinsky, and Aswea D. Porter
Salmon Passage and Reintroduction Above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams on the Upper Columbia River
Keith Kutchins* and John Sirois
What Can We Learn About Marine Distribution of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon from Fraser Sockeye Caught in Alaska?
Pasan Samarasin*, Stephen J Latham, Charles M Guthrie III, and H Andres Araujo
A Model of Smolt-to-adult Survival in Terms of Salmon Growth Through the Size Distribution of Gape-limited Predators
James J. Anderson*
Indigenous Community Partnerships Towards Foundational Understanding of Wild Salmon Survival on British Columbia’s Central Coast
William I. Atlas*, William G. Housty, and Jonathan W. Moore
The PDO, The Blob and Juvenile Coho Salmon Growth in the Northern California Current 2000–2017
Brian Beckman*, Cheryl Morgan, and Meredith Journey
Recent Changes in the Available Ichthyoplankton Prey Biomass in the Northern California Current (NCC) and How These Changes are Reflected in the Trophic Habits of Juvenile Spring Chinook Salmon and Their Survival to Return as Adults
Elizabeth A. Daly*, Toby D. Auth, and Richard D. Brodeur
Growth and Harvest Forecast Models for Southeast Alaska Pink Salmon
James M. Murphy*, Emily A. Fergusson, Andrew Piston, and Andrew Gray
Regional and Seasonal Variation in Adult Chinook Salmon Diets in British Columbia
Will Duguid*, Jessica Qualley, Katie Innes, Micah Quindazzi, and Francis Juanes
May 19, 2019 (Sunday)
Empirical Model Predicting Recruitment of Chilko Lake Sockeye Salmon from Oceanographic and Biological Variables, including Early Marine Growth
Lyse Godbout*, Carrie Holt, Marc Trudel, Cameron Freshwater, Michael. O’Brien, Chrys. Neville, Maxine Reichardt, Moira. Galbraith, and Ian Perry
Effect of Temperature and Amount of Food on the Growth Rate/ Aerobic Scope of Juvenile Chum Salmon
Yuki Iino*, Takashi Kitagawa, Takaaki Abe, Tsuyoshi Nagasaka, Yuichi Shimizu, Katsuhiko Ota, Takuya Kawashima, and Tomohiko Kawamura
Spatial and Temporal Trends in Juvenile Sockeye Salmon Diets Across Oceanographic Regimes on the Coast of British Columbia
Samantha E. James*, Evgeny A. Pakhomov, and Brian P. V. Hunt
The Role of Environmental Conditions in Various Types of Estuaries for the Productivity of Pacific Salmon Populations of Kamchatka
Maksim Koval* and Sergey Gorin
Nonstationary Effects of Ocean Temperature on Early Marine Survival of Salmon
Michael A. Litzow*, Lorenzo Ciannelli, Patricia Puerta, Bethany Johnson, Ryan R. Rykaczewski, Justin J. Wettstein, and Michael Opiekun
Profiling the Behaviour, Biology and Distinct Characteristics of a Survivor as an Approach to Understanding Factors Regulating Marine Survival of Chinook Salmon
Chrys-Ellen M. Neville*, Richard J. Beamish, Yeongha Jung, Lana Fitzpatrick, and Colleen Haddad
Fine-scale Taxonomic and Spatiotemporal Variability in the Energy Density of Prey for Juvenile Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Jacob Weil, Francis Juanes, and Will Duguid*
The Coast-wide Collapse in Northeast Pacific Chinook and Steelhead Survival—Where is Marine Survival Determined?
David W. Welch, Erin L. Rechisky*, and Aswea D. Porter

Topic 2. Salmon in changing ocean conditions
(Moderators: Ed Farley, Ric Brodeur, and Svetlana Naydenko)

Keynote Presentation (4): How Will Columbia River Salmonids Respond to Changing Ocean Conditions?
Richard W. Zabel*, Lisa Crozier, Brian Burke, Brandon Chasco, Chris Jordan, Jeff Jorgensen, and Tom Cooney
Keynote Presentation (5): Sustainable Conservation and Use of Chum Salmon Under Warming Climate and Changing Ocean Conditions
Masahide Kaeriyama*
Keynote Presentation (6): Recent Extremes in North Pacific Salmon Habitat Through the Lens of Fast and Slow Changes
Nathan Mantua*
Potential Effects of Changing Ocean Conditions on Juvenile Salmon Feeding and Subsequent Survival in Coastal Waters Based on Several Decades of Sampling
Richard D. Brodeur* and Elizabeth A. Daly
Is a Warming Bering Sea Leading to Smaller Chinook Salmon?
Megan V. McPhee*, Jared E. Siegel, and Milo D. Adkison
Competitive Interactions Between Natural Populations of Pink and Chum Salmon from Puget Sound and Coastal Washington, USA
Marisa N. C. Litz*, Aaron M. Dufault, Andrew M. Claiborne, James P. Losee, and Tyler J. Garber
Ecosystem Indicators Development for Steelhead Trout and Coho and Chinook Salmon
Kathryn Sobocinski*, Correigh Greene, Neala Kendall, Joe Anderson, Mara Zimmerman, and Michael Schmidt
Mechanisms for Shifts in the Distribution and Abundance of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon in the Eastern Bering Sea During Late Summer, 2002–2016
Ellen Yasumiishi*, Kristin Cieciel, Ed Farley, Alexander Andrews, and Jeanette Gann
Detecting Regime Shifts in Dynamic Environments Using Multi-population State-space Models of Oregon Coastal Coho
Matthew R Falcy* and Erik Suring
Informing Quantitative Salmon Survival Predictions Through Life-cycle Observations: Fraser Sockeye Case Study
Sue Grant*, Bronwyn MacDonald, David Patterson, Kendra Robinson, Jennifer Boldt, Keri Benner, Chrys Neville, Lucas Pon, Joe Tadey, Jackie King, Mike Hawkshaw, and Dan Selbie
Evaluating Time-varying Productivity in Stock-recruit Relationships for Biological Benchmarks
Carrie A. Holt* and Catherine G.J. Michielsens
Improving Terminal Abundance Estimates of Spring- and Summer-run Age 52 Fraser River Chinook Salmon by Incorporating a Second CPUE Dataset from the Albion Test Fishery
Brittany Jenewein* and Karen Rickards
Special Session (High Seas Expedition)
May 20, 2019 (Monday)
Topic 3. New technologies/integrated information systems for salmon research and management
(Moderators: Brian Wells, Mark Saunders, and Shigehiko Urawa)
Keynote Presentation (7): Evaluation of an Environmental DNA Method as a Potential Tool for Monitoring Salmonid Fishes in the Wild
Hitoshi Araki*, Hiroki Mizumoto, Takashi Kanbe, and Shunpei Sato
Keynote Presentation (8): The RAFOS Ocean Acoustic Monitoring (ROAM) Tag: A highly Accurate Fish Tag for At-sea Movement Studies
Camrin D. Braun*, Godi Fischer, H. Thomas Rossby, and Simon R. Thorrold
Keynote Presentation (9): Genomic Science Advances Changing the Face of Salmon Science
Kristina M. Miller*
Keynote Presentation (10): Interactive Mapping and Dynamic Data Visualization—Eye Candy or Useful Tool for Fisheries Research?
Dion Oxman* and Sabrina Larsen
Comparison of Coded-wire Tagging with Parentage-based Tagging and Genetic Stock Identification in large-scale Coho Salmon Fisheries Applications in British Columbia, Canada
Terry D. Beacham*, Colin Wallace, Kim Jonsen, Brenda McIntosh, John R. Candy, David Willis, Cheryl Lynch, Jean-Sébastien Moore, Louis Bernatchez, and Ruth E. Withler
Using Telemetry to Map the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Atlantic Salmon in the Ocean
Jonathan Carr, Jason Daniels*, Gerald Chaput, Graham Chafe, Eric Brunsdon, John Strom, Martha Robertson, and Timothy Sheehan
Developing an Inter-individual Communication Biotelemetry System and Application to Chum Salmon Returned to Off Japanese Waters
Takashi Kitagawa*, Nobuhiko Sato, Shigenori Nobata, Hiromichi Mitamura, Yoshinori Miyamoto, Nobuaki Arai, Keiichi Uchida, Hokuto Shirakawa, and Kazushi Miyashita
A PIT Tag Based Method for Investigating the Survival of Cowichan River Chinook During Their First Year of Life
Kevin A. Pellett*, Jeramy Damborg, Jamieson Atkinson, and Will Duguid
Integrated Research on Geomagnetic Imprinting and Homing in Pacific Salmon Across the Pacific Ocean
Nathan F. Putman*, Hiroshi Ueda, and David L.G. Noakes
Survival, Migration, and Partial Residency in the Salish Sea of Cowichan River Chinook Salmon: The First Fall and Winter
Erin L. Rechisky*, Aswea D. Porter, William D. P. Duguid, Kevin Pellett, Kristina M. Miller, and David W. Welch
Integrating Multiple Intrinsic Markers to Infer Habitat Use of Sockeye Salmon Stocks (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the North Pacific Ocean
Wade D. Smith*, Boris Espinasse, Evgeny A. Pakhomov, and Brian P.V. Hunt
Linking Genotype, Phenotype, and Environment: Identifying the Genomic Basis of Fitness Traits in Salmon and its Potential for Understanding Responses to a Changing Climate
Charles D. Waters*, Jeffrey J. Hard, David E. Fast, Kenneth I. Warheit, Curtis M. Knudsen, William J. Bosch, and Kerry A. Naish
Forty Years of Salmon Research at Auke Creek Research Station
Scott C. Vulstek*, Joshua R. Russell, and Taal Levi
Supplementation of Atlantic Salmon in the Southern Extent of Their Range: Evaluation of age-1 Hatchery Smolt Stocking in a Small Coastal Watershed
James Hawkes*, Graham Goullete, Alejandro Moctezuma, Ernie Atkinson, and Oliver Cox
The Pacific Salmon Explorer: A Novel Tool for Tracking the Status of Salmon Populations and Their Habitats
Christine Stevenson*, Katrina Connors, Eileen Jones, Eric Hertz, Katy Kellock, Leah Honka, and Brian Riddell
Dynamic Ocean Management for Salmon: Integrating Spatially-explicit Environmental and Fishery Datasets to Describe and Predict Fish Distributions
Jordan T. Watson*, Rob Ames, Camille Kohler, Robert Nigh, Robert Ryznar, and Jenny Suter
Summary and Discussion
Topic session moderators and Mark Saunders
Closing Remarks
Richard Brodeur and Brian Wells
Poster presentations
poster Presentations (Fireside room)
May 18–20, 2019

Topic 1. Current status of salmon and their environments

Direct and Carryover Effects of Freshwater, Marine and Fish Conditions on Juvenile, Ocean, and Adult Survival of Snake River Chinook Salmon
Jennifer L. Gosselin*, Eric Buhle, Chris Van Homes, Susannah Iltis, and James J. Anderson
Juvenile Salmon Migration Observations in the Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait in 2018 compared to 2015–2017
Brett T. Johnson*, Julian C.L. Gan, Carly V. Janusson, and Brian P.V. Hunt
Analysis of Population Dynamics Pacific Salmon on Northern Coast of the Okhotsk Sea
Alexey V. Yamborko*, Igor S. Golovanov, and Vladimir V. Volobuev
Inter-annual, Stock-specific Distribution and Migration of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from 1997–2017
Erika D. Anderson*, Jackie R. King, Chrys Neville, Strahan Tucker, and Terry D. Beacham
Trends of Distribution and Reginal Composition of Juvenile Pink and Chum Salmon in the Okhotsk Sea During the Fall of 2011–2017
A.V. Bugaev*, A.I. Chistyakova, and S. Urawa
Timing of Spawning of Wild Chum Salmon in a Non-enhanced River and Their Seaward Migration in Northern Honshu, Japan
Masaya Iida*, Yuta Yagi, and Tomoaki Iseki
Genetic Characterization of Juvenile Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Migrating Out of the Yukon River Delta
Genevieve M. Johnson, Christine M. Kondzela*, Jacqueline A. Whittle, Katharine Miller, and Jeffrey R. Guyon
Morphological and Genetic Subdivision of Sockeye Salmon Samples, Oncorhynchus nerka, Collected Within the Period of Spawning Migration in Outfalls of Kamchatka Rivers
Аnastasia М. Khrustaleva* and Natalya V. Klovach
Trace Elements Content in the Pink Salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Walbaum, 1792 from Sakhalin-Kuril Region
(Svetlana Naydenko*) Nadezhda K. Khristoforova, Anna V. Litvinenko, Vasily Yu. Tsygankov, Maxim V. Kovalchuk, and Natalia I. Erofeeva
Migration and Homing Behavior of Chum Salmon Tagged in the Okhotsk Sea, Eastern Hokkaido
Hayato Saneyoshi*, Yousuke Koshino, Ryoutarou Ishida, Itsuki Tatsuoka, Hokuto Shirakawa, Yasuyuki Miyakoshi, and Kazushi Miyashita
Is Low Juvenile Salmon Condition Produced by a Disruption at the Base of the Plankton Food-web?
David Costalago*, Ian Forster, and Brian Hunt
Trophic Relationships Between Juvenile Salmon During a 22-year Time Series of Climate Variability in Southeast Alaska
Emily A. Fergusson*, Andy Gray, and Jim Murphy
Density-dependent Competition Between Pacific Salmon Species May be Amplified by Hatchery Supplementation
Neala W. Kendall*, Benjamin W. Nelson, and James P. Losee
Bottom-up Links to Juvenile Salmon Growth and Survival in Puget Sound, WA, USA
Julie E. Keister*, Amanda Winans, Bethellee Herrmann, Julia Bos, and Iris Kemp
Effects of Milt Mixture from Parr and Anadromous Males on Hatching Rate in Masu Salmon
Yuya Makiguchi*
Quantifying Juvenile Salmon Prey Quality and Exploring Trophic Linkages in Puget Sound, WA, USA
Amanda Winans*, BethElLee Hermann, Minna Hiltunen, Ursula Strandberg, Michael Brett, and Julie E. Keister

Topic 2.  Salmon in changing ocean conditions

Long-term Shifts of Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Distribution in the North Pacific and the Arctic Ocean in Summer 1982–2017
Tomonori Azumaya and Shigehiko Urawa*
Regional Patterns in Juvenile Salmon Marine Abundance (1997–2018)
Jackie King*, Jennifer Boldt, Brian Burke, Correigh Greene, Jamal Moss, and Chrys Neville
Fatty Acid and Compound Specific Stable Isotope Analysis of BC Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) populations Found in SRKW and NRKW Critical Habitat
Jacob E. Lerner*, Ian Forster, and Brian P. V. Hunt
The Future of Yukon River Chinook Salmon in a Warming World
Kathrine G. Howard* and James Murphy
Patterns of Synchrony and Environmental Thresholds in the Performance of Forecast Models Used for U.S. West Coast Chinook and Coho Salmon Stocks
William Satterthwaite*, Kelly Andrews, Jennifer Gosselin, Correigh Greene, Chris Harvey, Mary Hunsicker, Stuart Munsch, and Jameal Samhouri
Sea Surface Temperatures Drive Variability in the Spatial Distribution of Fall Chinook Salmon
Andrew O. Shelton*, Will Satterthwaite, Eric J. Ward, and Blake E. Feist
Quantifying Thermal Impacts on Columbia River Steelhead Marine Growth Using Bioenergetics Models
Hillary L. Thalmann, Elizabeth A. Daly, and Richard D. Brodeur*
Topic 3. New technologies/integrated information systems for salmon research and management
A Compilation and Meta-analysis of Salmon Diet Data in the North Pacific Ocean
Caroline Graham*, Evgeny A. Pakhomov, and Brian P.V. Hunt
The International Salmon Data Laboratory (ISDL)
Scott Akenhead*