Publications

 

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  RMPC Documents and Publications

 

CWT Data File Definition, Specification, & Validation Version 4.1 
(Updated May. 1st, 2017)

Principal reference for the coastwide exchange of Coded-Wire Tag data files. It covers all data file formats and relevant coding systems established by the Pacific Salmon Commission Working Group on Data Standards.


Guidelines for Submitting PSC Description Files

Document outlining the requirements for PSC Data Description Files.  This document includes when to submit description files, what they should consist of and several examples of good and bad descriptions previously submitted to the CWT Database.

RMIS Web Site User Manual User manual for the RMIS Standard reporting system.

Overview of the Coded Wire Tag Program Nandor, G.F., Longwill, J.R., Webb, D.L., 2010. Overview of the coded wire tag program in the Greater Pacific Region of North America, in Wolf, K.S. and O'Neal, J.S., eds., PNAMP Special Publication: Tagging, Telemetry and Marking Measures for Monitoring Fish Populations—A compendium of new and recent science for use in informing technique and decision modalities: Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership Special Publication 2010-002, chap. 2, p. 5 - 46.

Tagging, Telemetry, and Marking Measures for Monitoring Fish Populations compendium A compendium of new and recent science for use in informing technique and decision modalities.  Includes "Overview of the Coded Wire Tag Program" listed above.

Annual Mark Meeting Minutes Annual Mark Meeting minutes from Regional Mark Committee meetings.

Request for Marking Variances Form to request approval of  marking variances.  To be submitted to the Regional Mark Committee prior to an annual mark meeting.

RMIS Overview Poster

RMIS Overview Poster
(Alt. TIFF Version)
Poster explaining the Regional Mark Information System with emphasis on illustrating the new (2013) Infomap Service in the RMIS query & reporting systems.

History of RMIS History of the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS) Database at PSMFC Regional Mark Processing Center (RMPC)

CWT Regional Overview Regional Overview of Coded Wire Tagging of Anadromous Salmon and Steelhead in Northwest America (Johnson 2004).

PSC Format V4.1 Changes Summary of PSC Format V4.1 Changes

RMPC Strategic Plan Outlines the purpose, mission, vision, philosophy, principles, key external factors  and strategic goals of the Regional Mark Processing Center.

Year 2012 Columbia R Basin Hatchery Fin Clip Report Analysis & maps of fin clipping in the Columbia Basin by state & species in release year 2012; prepared by PSMFC for the NW Power & Conservation Council.

RMPC Reference Lists

Reporting Agency Contact List List of contacts for agencies reporting data sets to the CWT database

Tag Prefix Contact List List of contacts to return tag codes to or inquire about specific tag code use

Mark Committee Agencies Committee members who meet each year to discuss tagging and marking practices along the Pacific Coast and Idaho

Releasing Agencies Agency contacts who participate in reporting release data to the Regional Mark Information System - Coded Wire Tag database

Sampling Agencies Agency contacts who participate in reporting catch/sample and recovery data to the Regional Mark Information System - Coded Wire Tag database

Location Reporting Agencies State agency contacts that maintain, manage and report location data used by the Regional Mark Information System - Coded Wire Tag database

Related Documents and Publications

Regional Agreements Document A regional agreement worked out by the Mark Committee for marking and tagging pacific coast salmonids.

CWT Tag Types and Reading Instructions Documents provided by Northwest Marine Technology, Inc. describing various tag types and reading instructions.

Pacific Salmonid Coded Wire Tag Releases 1990-1997 Excerpt 1997 Archive document to aid in interpretation of early uses (pre 1980's) for tag codes, coordinator codes, release agency acronyms and regional agreements.

CWT Improvement Funding Recommendations
(Feb 2013)
2013 Coded Wire Tag (CWT) Proposed Improvement Funding Recommendations - U.S. projects.

Bilateral CWTIT Report (Jan 2013) Bilateral report on the effort to improve the precision and accuracy of aspects of the coast wide CWT program for the purpose of better implementing the agreed Chinook management regime.

Report of the Expert Panel on the Future of the Coded Wire Tag Program for Pacific Salmon The November 2005 Pacific Salmon Commission report on the present and future use of coded wire tags in salmon management off the Pacific Coast of North America.

Report of the PSC CWT Workgroup.  Action Plan in Response to the CWT Expert Panel Recommendations March 2008 response to the Report of the Expert Panel review of the coded wire tag program by the Coded Wire Tag Workgroup.

Pacific Salmon Commission Joint Technical Committee on Data Sharing Joint Working Group On Mark Recovery Databases TCDS 1989 Report.  Information content and data standards for a coastwide Coded-Wire Tag database.

Recommendations for Application of Genetic Stock Identification (GSI) Methods to Management of Ocean Salmon Fisheries Special Report of the GSI Steering Committee and the Pacific Salmon Commission's Committee on Scientific Cooperation.

Mass Marking and Selective Fisheries Presentations from AFS 2007 Annual Meeting

This is a set of recent 'Powerpoint' presentations regarding Mass Marking and Mark Selective Fisheries.

CWT Recovery Comparative Review Presentation Copy of the working draft of the September 1 comparative review power point presentation.

Northwest Fish Culture Conference Proceedings Proceedings from year 1951 forward in pdf format