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Title: PWS Herring Program - Aerial surveys & age, sex, size processing

Project Year and Number: 2016: 16160111-T

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2018: 18170111-F, 2017: 17160111-F

Principal Investigator (PI): Steve Moffitt

Assisting Personnel: None

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Abstract: This project will conduct spring aerial surveys to document Pacific herring Clupea pallasii spawn distribution and biomass as well as the distribution and abundance data on sea lions, other marine mammals, and birds associated with herring schools or spawn. Additionally, this project will process age, sex, and size samples of Pacific herring collected by acoustics surveys, spawning surveys, PWS Herring Program disease sampling and genetics collections. Aerial survey and age, sex, and size data have collected since the early 1970s and are an essential part of the age structured model used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to estimate the historical and future biomass for fisheries management. This project will also provide support to other Prince William Sound herring program and Gulf Watch Alaska projects by sharing information about herring or marine mammal locations or processing samples collected by the other projects.


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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2018: 18170111-F View (PDF) 2018: View (PDF)
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2017: 17160111-F View (PDF) 2017: View (PDF)
Final Report Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us No datasets