At the conclusion of each JSAT's work, the team produced a report summarizing safety issues, the result of the data analysis and other information for that team's focus.
Each GA JSAT was followed by a joint safety implementation team (JSIT), which devised interventions to address the safety issues identified in the JSAT report for that issue area.
JSATS is an acoustic telemetry system that includes the smallest available acoustic transmitting tag, which weighs 0.43 grams.
In a case study, researchers implanted 4,140 juvenile Chinook salmon with both JSATS and PIT tags.
A significantly greater percentage of JSATS tags were detected than PIT tags, the case study demonstrated.
As a result, studies using JSATS require using roughly one-tenth as many fish as those employing PIT tags, which helps further conserve the salmon population.