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Funding Recommendations

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 continues to investigate the decline of harbor seals in the oil spill area. The research addresses the most potentially useful lines of investigation. The investigators are well qualified and the costs of the research appear reasonable.


Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: This study explores reasons for the long-term decline in harbor seals: food limitations, disease, reproduction and killer whale predation. The results of this study will enable resource managers, subsistence users, and others to focus their efforts and concern on the most probable causes of harbor seal population decline. In FY 97, the focus of this project will shift to the survival and health of juvenile harbor seals.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: This study explores reasons for the long-term decline in harbor seals: food limitations, disease, reproduction and killer whale predation. The results of this study will enable resource managers, subsistence users, and others to focus their efforts and concern on the most probable causes of harbor seal population decline. In FY 97, the focus of this project will shift to the survival and health of juvenile harbor seals.