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April 19-20, 2011 - Juneau AK

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The goal of this meeting was to advance general knowledge of otolith thermal marking techniques, otolith laboratory specific processes, and research on alternative marking methods.

Here is the program booklet. The program shows a map of the area, the workshop schedule, and presentation abstracts.

Bev AglerEighteen years of thermal marking in Alaska
Kathleen JensenUsing thermal mark information in inseason fisheries management
Malika BrunetteUsing thermal marks to assess wild salmon migration routes and run timing
Andrew MunroAlternative methods for marking otoliths: enriched stable isotopes and florescent dyes
Emily FergussonSoutheast coastal monitoring (SECM) surveys to determine hatchery stock-id
Andy PistonHatchery chum salmon straying in southeast Alaska
Lorna WilsonChum salmon thermal mark detection and readability in southeast Alaska
Ron JosephsonThermal mark assignment
Bev AglerVoucher imaging and analysis
Susan DohertyUse of dichotomous keys for identification of salmon otolith hatch codes
Tim FrawleyeOto: Otoliths in the 21st century
Mike WunderlichDIPAC’s thermal marking program
Krysta WilliamsQuantifying reader accuracy for thermal mark identification of Pacific salmon through the use of single blind pre-season test samples
Lorna WilsonWorkhop activity results
Dion OxmanWho says fish can't be sensitive?
Brian WalkerGrowth increment formation using otolith and scales of juvenile Chinook salmon
Kris MunkBiological pattern interpretation - aging - of long-lived species
Ken SeverinStrontium mark detection and other methods of otolith analysis available at the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Karen SpaletaResults from preliminary analysis of Mg marking trials on sockeye salmon otoliths with LA-ICP-MS