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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This is an innovative proposal that could contribute to identification of ecologically sensitive areas in Prince William Sound. The goals are well specified and the data could provide a unique perspective on productivity in the sound. Furthermore, the technology, as applied to salmon, has great potential. The revised proposal provides for a pilot tag retention, behavior, and growth study in FY 01 (e.g., hatchery). A release experiment will be considered in FY 02 if the retention study is successful.

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)

Executive Director Recommendation: Fund Contingent

Executive Director Comments: Fund revised proposal, which reduces the project's scope to a pilot only as recommended by the Chief Scientist. This project is designed to further test the development and application of archive tag technology, which has great promise for a variety of species. If the pilot study is successfully carried out in FY 01, funding for a release experiment (roughly $100,000) may be considered in FY 02.

Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)