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: 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 project is one of the few that is making these comparisons.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: I concur with the Science Panel and Science Director and the recommendation of the PAC.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)