Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 04:49PM
Two US Fish & Wildlife Service biologists, Jeff Chan and Roger Tabor, will present a lecture about the Lake Sammamish Kokanee program along with Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) Region 4 Hatchery Manager, Doug Hatfield. The program, presented by the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, begins at 6 PM, May 23rd, at the Watershed Science Center on the grounds of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and is open to the public.
Chan & Tabor will provide background information on the Kokanee Work Group, kokanee versus sockeye, the status of the Lake Sammamish Kokanee population, the threats/limiting factors to the population, and finally talk about the conservation strategy/efforts for this population. Hatfield will cover the details of the innovative effort going on at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and its success to date.
Chan has worked as a fisheries biologist for over 20 years and currently works in the Listing and Recovery Division, where his primary responsibilities include recovery planning for ESA-listed species such as the threatened bull trout, and conservation efforts for species of concern such as the Lake Sammamish kokanee. Tabor has worked primarily in the Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish basins for over 20 years on a variety of applied management studies including sockeye and kokanee studies. Hatfield is responsible for all WDFW hatchery operations from King County North to the Canadian border and West to the Cascades and formerly was the manager of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.