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Title: PWS Herring Research and Monitoring Program

Project Year and Number: 2015: 15120111

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2018: 18120111, 2018: 12120111, 2017: 17120111, 2017: 12120111, 2016: 16120111, 2016: 12120111, 2015: 12120111, 2014: 14120111, 2014: 12120111, 2013: 13120111, 2013: 12120111, 2012: 12120111

Principal Investigator (PI): Scott Pegau

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location:

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Pacific Herring , Passive Use , Recreation & Tourism , Subsistence

Abstract: The goal of the Herring Research and Monitoring program is to improve the predictive models of herring stocks through observations and research. The program is designed around a twenty year time frame with changes in emphasis of the process studies every five years. During this period we have four objectives to help us move towards our goal. They are: Provide information to improve input to the age-structure-analysis (ASA) model, or test assumptions within the ASA model. Inform the required synthesis effort. Address assumptions in the current measurements. Develop new approaches to monitoring.

A combination of monitoring and process studies will be used to address these objectives. The monitoring projects follow changing conditions and provide inputs to modeling efforts. The process studies are designed to be much shorter and to answer a very specific question.

The monitoring components include tracking the prevalence of disease, aerial surveys, increased adult biomass surveys, and juvenile condition and biomass surveys. All of the monitoring components address the first objective.

There are eighteen studies that range in length of one to five years designed to address the different objectives. To address the first objective we are examining the age that fish join the spawning stock, the genetic structure, and examining the approaches available to model herring stocks. To address the second objective we are working on gathering relevant datasets and providing visualization, conducting an analysis using the herring scale library owned by ADF&G, and providing coordination between projects to examine the connectivity. To address the third objective there are intensive studies of juvenile condition and acoustic estimates of juvenile populations, trying to determine if immigration may impact our surveys, providing validation to the acoustic surveys, and conducting laboratory studies of disease. We are looking to herring tagging, disease forecasting, and non-lethal acoustic validation to address the last objective.


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Proposal: View PDF (405 KB)

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Funding Detail For: 2015

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2015

Annual Report: 2015: View (4,280 KB)

Final Report: See Project 2192

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2018: 18120111 View (PDF) 2018: Due 03/31/2019
See Project 17120111 No datasets
2018: 12120111 View (PDF) 2018: Due 03/31/2019
View No datasets
2017: 17120111 View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
Draft Final Report Due 4/15/22 No datasets
2017: 12120111 View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
View No datasets
2016: 16120111 View (PDF) 2016: Not Applicable
See Project 12120111 No datasets
2016: 12120111 View (PDF) 2016: Not Applicable
2015: View (PDF)
View No datasets
2014: 14120111 View (PDF) 2014: View (PDF)
See Project 12120111 No datasets
2014: 12120111 View (PDF) 2014: View (PDF)
View No datasets
2013: 13120111 View (PDF) 2013: View (PDF)
See Project 12120111 No datasets
2013: 12120111 View (PDF) 2013: View (PDF)
2012: View (PDF)
View No datasets