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 begin routine implementation of a new in-season management technique utilizing thermal marking of hatchery-raised pink salmon. The requested budget increase for personnel appears justified due to the loss of coordinated funding from the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation and the Valdez Fisheries Development Association.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project provides information that allows fisheries managers to vary the timing and location of commercial harvest to protect injured wild stocks. Otolith marking is a more accurate and less expensive technology for providing the information previously obtained through coded wire tags.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)