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Funding Recommendations

Science Panel Recommendation: Fund

Science Panel Comments: Whole body energy content is measured in herring from three areas in Alaska, and energy consumption rates are compared among healthy (southeast) and depressed (PWS) populations. The strength of this project is the comparison of the depressed PWS population with other, healthy populations. Understanding how the environments differ between areas with healthy fish and those with a stressed population of herring will enhance our knowledge of factors potentially contributing to the continued decline of herring in PWS.

Science Director Recommendation: Fund

Science Director Comments: Concur with Science Panel. Understanding the state of herring in PWS can only be enhanced by comparing similar attributes (e.g., habitat characteristics, body condition, age and size distribution and abundance, etc) between areas with depressed population and areas with healthy populations. This proposal is one of the few that suggests making these comparisons.

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Concur with Science Panel.

Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)