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, which investigates the genetics of pink salmon in Prince William Sound, is finding some differences between eastern and western parts of the sound as well as between some up- and downstream populations. These findings are helpful in formulating sound-wide management policies for both hatchery and harvest practices. The reviewers would like to see a clearer theoretical basis for the project objectives (e.g., defining what constitutes a "stock"). However, there is no doubt that this project aids the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's efforts to manage and conserve wild pink salmon stocks.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project is designed to determine the geographic extent of genetic differences in Prince William Sound pink salmon. Knowledge of the location of pink salmon stocks and genetic differences among the stocks in Prince William Sound could help refine pink salmon management areas and goals, aiding in the recovery of wild stocks.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)