Management Requirements: See Beacham et al. (1994) for information on altering the time of reproductive maturation in captives; this method may be useful in developing a run of even-year pink salmon in the rivers such as the Fraser River where presently the odd-year run is large and the even-year run is virtually nonexistent.
Allendorf et al. (1997) proposed criteria for prioritizing Pacific salmon stocks for conservation; data limitations introduce subjectivity into the process, so expert judgment and peer review should be incorporated into the process.
Biological Research Needs: Determine genetic relationships among different spawning populations.