Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project was successful in spawning little-neck clams and raising their spat, and it has the potential of making an important contribution to restoration of subsistence use of clams. However, there is need for continued development of hatchery techniques, which will require consultation with experts who have appropriate experience. I recommend continued support of this project, emphasizing development of hatchery techniques that eventually may be applied on a larger scale.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Defer decision pending results of FY 95 field season. No interim funding needed.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: Fund continuing pilot effort in Port Graham, Nanwalek, and Tatitlek. Fund initial beach surveys in Chenega and Ouzinkie, and analysis of clam predator problem in Cordova (Native Village of Eyak). Funding is contingent on approval of Detailed Project Description, which must address hatchery issues raised by peer reviewers. Project is intended to establish subsistence clam populations as replacement for subsistence resources injured by the oil spill.