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)