Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project will analyze the large amount of data available from small-mesh trawl surveys on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf in order to determine an optimal sampling program for detecting ecosystem change into the future.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Fund revised proposal, which limits FY 00 tasks to review of existing trawl data and development of a long-term sampling strategy. The other concepts contained in the original proposal (sampling of megafauna and phyto- and zooplankton) may have a role in the Trustee Council's long-term research and monitoring program (currently under development as GEM, Gulf Ecosystem Monitoring). However, these concepts are premature until GEM is further developed.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)