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Title: Herring Research & Monitoring Program

Project Year and Number: 2019: 19120111

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Scott Pegau, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location:

Restoration Category: Research

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

Abstract: The overall goal of the Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) program is to: Improve predictive models of herring stocks through observations and research. The program objectives are to: 1) Expand and test the herring stock assessment model used in Prince William Sound. 2) Provide inputs to the stock assessment model. 3) Examine the connection between herring condition or recruitment to physical and biological oceanographic factors. 4) Develop new approaches to monitoring. The program is made up of seven projects; Modeling and Stock Assessment of Prince William Sound Herring; Surveys and Age, Sex, and Size Collection and Processing; Adult Pacific Herring Acoustic Surveys; Herring Disease Program; Studies of Reproductive Maturity among Age Cohorts of Pacific Herring; Annual Herring Migration Cycle; and HRM Coordination. Through these projects we expect to address areas of interest outlined within the HRM section of the FY17-21 invitation for proposals. The modeling project and the postdoctoral fellows are envisioned as the primary integrating efforts that use data and information from all of the projects and the Gulf Watch Alaska and Data Management programs. The primary beneficiaries of our efforts are expected to be Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Prince William Sound herring fishermen. Dr. Pegau will serve as the program lead to ensure the proper coordination within the program, with other EVOS funded programs, and as a point person for communications with the EVOSTC. An independent scientific oversight group exists that will provide feedback on the program.

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Funding Detail For: 2019

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2019

Annual Report: 2019: Due 03/01/2020

Final Report: Draft Final Report Due 4/15/20

Publications from this Project: None Available