Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This has been an excellent program, the results of which have already proven enormously valuable in managing the upper Cook Inlet mixed-stock fishery to protect Kenai River stocks. I recommend limited additional funding in FY96, after which this program should be taken over by ADFG as part of its normal management responsibilities.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: (Not Available)
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: Fund at reduced amount which reflects the beginning of a transition to agency rather than Trustee Council support; the project will be closed out in FY97. The project has proven successful in providing in-season identification of actual runs that Cook Inlet fishermen are harvesting. The information is used by fisheries managers to modify fishing areas and openings to protect Kenai/Skilak stocks.