Alevin Pumping in Prince William Sound

As part of the Hatchery/Wild Salmon Interaction Study, a five person PWSSC crew collected pink alevin samples from the gravel in Stockdale Creek on Montague Island. This was a pilot test to determine whether genetic “fingerprinting” can connect these offspring with their parents sampled the previous summer, to compare the relative survival of wild and hatchery fish.

View the video of this pilot test by clicking here