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 continues work begun under SEA (Project /320) to collect herring and other forage fish from Prince William Sound and nearby Gulf of Alaska and analyze them for stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen. These data not only provide clues to carbon sources for these important species but also potentially provide a link between natural variation in the Gulf of Alaska from year to year and inshore food webs. Previous issues related to coordination with other projects and data interpretation have been resolved.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project follows on work begun under SEA (Project /320) to examine how changes in carbon flow between Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska affect herring recruitment.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)