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Title: PWS Herring Survey: Top-Down Regulation by Predatory Fish on Juvenile Herring

Project Year and Number: 2010: 10100132-G

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2013: 10100132-I, 2013: 10100132-H, 2013: 10100132-F, 2013: 10100132-E, 2013: 10100132-D, 2013: 10100132-C, 2013: 10100132-B, 2013: 10100132-A, 2013: 10100132, 2012: 10100132-I, 2012: 10100132-H, 2012: 10100132-F, 2012: 10100132-E, 2012: 10100132-D, 2012: 10100132-C, 2012: 10100132-B, 2012: 10100132-A, 2012: 10100132, 2011: 10100132-I, 2011: 10100132-H, 2011: 10100132-F, 2011: 10100132-E, 2011: 10100132-D, 2011: 10100132-C, 2011: 10100132-B, 2011: 10100132-A, 2011: 10100132, 2010: 10100132-I, 2010: 10100132-H, 2010: 10100132-F, 2010: 10100132-E, 2010: 10100132-D, 2010: 10100132-C, 2010: 10100132-B, 2010: 10100132-A, 2010: 10100132

Principal Investigator (PI): Mary Anne Bishop, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: Sean Powers

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Based on population trends, the Prince William Sound (PWS) Pacific herring population does not show signs of recovering. Predation pressure on juvenile herring has been cited as an important factor in preventing recovery. Juvenile herring are heavily predated by multiple species of fish, including rockfish, a species group injured by the Exxon Valdez Oil spill with unknown recovery status. This proposal is for a four-year study to investigate fish predation on the 0-age class herring over winter, a critical bottleneck for recruitment. We will examine the spatial and temporal abundance of fish predators in and around juvenile herring schools, as well as the physical and biological characteristics of the herring schools on which they feed. We will also conduct laboratory experiments to determine fish predators' daily rations and prey preferences. Our project is a component of the PWS Herring Survey program and relies on predator surveys being performed on integrated November and March cruises. Our models will provide estimates of juvenile herring consumption by the most important fish predators. Ultimately, this study will improve understanding of the role of fish predation on herring recruitment, will provide protocols and recommendations for long-term fish predator monitoring and management, and will help to identify candidate sites for herring supplementation efforts.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Cod
Fish - Flatfish
Fish - Forage fish
Fish - Halibut
Fish - Herring
Fish - Pollock
Fish - Rockfish
Fish - Salmon
Fish - Sharks
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Estuarine
Marine – Benthic
Marine – Nearshore
Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Distribution and abundance
Fish - Foraging ecology
Fish - Habitat
Fish - Predator-prey interactions

Proposal: View PDF (946 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013

Annual Reports: 2010: View (117 KB) 2011: View (1,127 KB) 2012: View (568 KB) 2013: Due 09/01/2013

Final Report: Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2013: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2013: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-E View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2013: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2013: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2013: 10100132 View (PDF) 2013: Due 09/01/2013
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2012: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
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2012: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-E View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2012: Due 09/01/2012
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2012: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2012: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
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2012: 10100132 View (PDF) 2012: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-E View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2011: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
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2011: 10100132 View (PDF) 2011: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-I View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-H View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-F View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-E View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-D View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-C View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-B View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132-A View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets
2010: 10100132 View (PDF) 2010: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets