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John Whiteaker (503) 238-3562
At CRITFC since:

Fisheries Scientist

Fishery Science Department, Portland Main Office


I have worked on a variety of fisheries policy and research projects at CRITFC since 1999. I have conducted technical reviews of the ESA listing and hatchery policies, Fish and Wildlife Program, Artificial Production Review and Evaluation, several versions of the hydro-system Biological Opinion, sea lion Environmental Assessment, and zero withdrawal fish anesthetics. Research projects that I have worked on include lamprey migratory behavior; length-age- and stock composition of Pacific salmon and steelhead returning to the Columbia River; a number of projects with the juvenile Hanford Reach fall Chinook population; several genetic stock identification studies; evaluation of management strategies to improve steelhead iteroparity and reproductive success; Sea lion enumeration and migratory behavior. Outside the office I enjoy hiking, backpacking, hunting and building things.


  • B.S., Zoology, Oregon State University, 1995

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