Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Fund
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: The proposal is recommended for funding. The proposal is a straightforward continuation of a well-proven and valuable survey of marine birds and marine mammals (e.g. sea otters) within PWS. Previous surveys have been conducted and the authors demonstrate the increasing level of statistical confidence to detect change that results from each previous and the proposed survey. Power to detect change, assuming a constant pattern of change, is reaching useful levels >70%. With the addition of the 2005 survey, a much better assessment of not only recovery status but also required survey frequency into the future can be gained. The project is cost-effective for the spatial and species extent for which data will be obtained. Additional information on abundance trends in injured species is particularly useful during implementation of the GEM Program, as it aids in design of the monitoring program.
Science Director Recommendation: Fund
Science Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)