Science Panel Recommendation: Fund
Science Panel Comments: This proposal is responsive to the Invitation and the PIs are well qualified. Predator impacts on herring, especially in winter, are poorly understood and need to be quantified. The number of whales over-wintering in PWS is growing each year, and it is important to understand their contribution to the population dynamics of herring as part of a successful restoration program. This proposal also incorporates comparisons in whale predation among multiple sites (southeast vs. PWS) with both depressed and healthy populations of herring.
Science Director Recommendation: Fund
Science Director Comments: Concur with Science Panel.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent
Executive Director Comments: Concur with Science Panel. However, funding should not be released until the PI complies with Trustee Council approved reporting procedures for projects 050794 - PWS Herring Synthesis and 040620 - Lingering Oil: Pathways of Exposure and Population Status.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund Contingent
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)