Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: The project proposes sound technical approaches. However, there is inadequate description of the experimental design for application of the developed genetic markers to management questions. Long-term applications of the developed genetic markers could be very valuable, although a specific link to restoration objectives is not well established in proposal. The investigators are qualified and talented, but new to this line of work, and it will take time for them to get the new techniques implemented. No commitments should be made at present to funding beyond FY 97. Concrete evidence of cost sharing by non-EVOS sources is essential for future commitment of EVOS funds. Fund in FY 97 and then review again.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project will provide fundamental information which will likely aid restoration of wild stocks of pink salmon and benefit pink salmon management in the future. It is a long-term project with national importance. Trustee Council commitment at this time is to provide funding through FY 97 only.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)