Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: Recently obtained data indicate that the nearshore fishes analyzed in the first year of this project had very low levels of exposure to contaminants. Some oiled areas showed declines and levels of enzyme induction are now similarly low across a series of oiled and reference stations in Prince William Sound. Although some induction may be occurring in selected oiled sites, induction does not appear to be widespread in western Prince William Sound and continued study of fish oil exposure is a lower priority for Trustee Council funding. Fund closeout only.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: Fund closeout of this project Preliminary results from FY 99 work do not indicate a level of contamination sufficient to justify another year of sampling.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)