Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: The Trustee Council has funded two videos on subsistence at another locality (Tatitlek). A similar video would be appropriate for Chenega Bay, where subsistence activities apparently have not recovered and which was the first community directly in the path of the spilled oil. The addition of Ouzinkie on Kodiak Island and comparing/ contrasting community spill impacts will address a range of impact responses. Furthermore, use of intertidal resources is central to Aluutiq culture. Linkages to restoration are plausible. However, this project should receive lower priority than projects with stronger linkages to restoration objectives. Fund, lower priority.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project, which is patterned after two previous video projects funded by the Trustee Council (96214/Harbor Seals and 98274/Herring), is designed to contribute to the restoration of intertidal resources and subsistence uses by transmitting local knowledge about these resources to the scientific community and others. A small amount of start-up funding was provided in FY 00 for preproduction activities. Actual production of the video will take place in FY 01.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)