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NEMO Talk: Forage Fish & the Chinook Salmon Connection

photo of chinook salmon jumping in the ocean

June 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Fish diet studies can help us understand changes in marine ecosystems. Will Duguid (UVic and PSF) will provide an introduction to key prey of Chinook and Coho salmon and discuss what salmon diets are teaching us about the food web that supports our salmon and the species that rely on them.  He will also present new insights on the migration ecology of Pacific Herring and introduce current and upcoming research programs.

About Will Duguid

Will Duguid is a postdoctoral researcher working under Francis Juanes at the University of Victoria and leads the Chinook Salmon winter ecology component of the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) and BC Conservation Foundation-led Bottlenecks to Survival Study (pdf). He also initiated, and continues to oversee, the UVic Adult Salmon Diet Program. Will is a lifelong salmon enthusiast having worked as a recreational fishing guide and as a salmon stock assessment biologist with LGL limited, primarily in support of BC First Nations’ stock assessment programs. He completed an MSc in crustacean reproduction and development and a PhD in juvenile Chinook Salmon marine ecology under the umbrella of PSF’s Salish Sea Marine Survival Program.

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