Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: If this project were successful, the results would be highly advantageous to management of herring stocks in Alaska. The proposal is highly leveraged as it depends heavily on ADF&G platforms and existing data collection programs and thus is quite cost effective. Nonetheless, a positive recommendation can not be given until there is scientific peer validation of the method. Other methods such as molecular genetics may work as well and should be addressed as alternatives in any subsequent proposal.
Science Director Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Science Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation.
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation; however herring are important to investigate. Encourage the PI to respond to reviewer comments and resubmit the project as a pilot next year. The Trustee Council should encourage herring proposals since this is still an injured species.
Executive Director Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Executive Director Comments: Concur with the STAC recommendation and support PAC recommendation by calling for herring workshop as part of re-examining injured species list in FY 2005.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)