Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project will provide more information on the induction of oil-sensitive enzymes in nearshore fishes in the oiled areas of Prince William Sound. Preliminary studies in 1997 indicate induction in the kelp greenling eight years after the spill, and this proposal will provide similar information on one other species in a wider area in FY 99. Sampling of nearshore fishes will be linked to monitoring of oiled mussel beds (Project 99090) and will include analysis of hydrocarbons and their metabolites in bile.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project will use two nearshore fishes -- masked greenling and crescent gunnel -- as indicators of pathways of oil exposure.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)