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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Chinook Salmon (Okanagan population) in Canada

Assessment and Status Report
on the
Chinook Salmon
Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha
Okanagan population
in Canada

Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)


Committee on the Status
of Endangered Wildlife
in Canada


Comité sur la situation
des espèces en péril
au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2006. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Okanagan population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 41 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)

Production Note:

COSEWIC acknowledges Brent Phillips, Howie Wright and the Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department for writing the status report on chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Okanagan population. COSEWIC also gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the preparation of this report. The COSEWIC report review was overseen by Mart Gross, and Paul Bentzen, co-chairs of the COSEWIC Marine Fish Specialist Subcommittee, with input from members of COSEWIC. That review may have resulted in changes and additions to the initial version of the report.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819–953–3215
Fax: 819–994–3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le saumon chinook (oncorhynchus tshawytscha) population de l’Okanagan au Canada.

Cover illustration:
Chinook salmon -- Photo provided by the Okanagan Nation Alliance.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/469-2006E-PDF
ISBN: 0-662-43240-1


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