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Funding Recommendations

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

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: This proposal was reviewed by the Chief Scientist and not by the STAC.


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This is a high quality project that has made outstanding contributions to the EVOS Nearshore Vertebrate Predator (NVP) program (Project 99025). Sea otters and harlequin ducks have shown ongoing injury. The experimental work with harlequins to derive dose-response results is especially valuable (although procedurally challenging). Fund closeout of sea otter component as proposed; fund an additional year of harlequin field work/data collection in order to determine if there is a link between P4501A exposure and survival of individual female harlequin ducks.


Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund revised proposal, which reduces the cost of the sea otter component slightly. The questions raised by the reviewers in regard to the harlequin duck component have been addressed through a review of the project's FY 02 preliminary results--it is now apparent that a third year of field study is necessary to meet project objectives. This project is an important extension of the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator project (Project 99025) work on two still-injured species: sea otters and harlequin ducks. The FY 03 funding request includes closeout activities (final data analysis and report writing) for both the sea otter and harlequin duck components.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: Fund revised proposal, which reduces the cost of the sea otter component slightly. The questions raised by the reviewers in regard to the harlequin duck component have been addressed through a review of the project's FY 02 preliminary results--it is now apparent that a third year of field study is necessary to meet project objectives. This project is an important extension of the Nearshore Vertebrate Predator project (Project 99025) work on two still-injured species: sea otters and harlequin ducks. The FY 03 funding request includes closeout activities (final data analysis and report writing) for both the sea otter and harlequin duck components. [Note: Funds were approved in August 2002.]