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Title: HRM Program - Program Coordination

Project Year and Number: 2019: 19120111-A

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: Public Info., Science Mgmt., and Administration

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

Abstract: This proposal is to provide coordination of the Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) program. In addition to the coordination efforts, it includes a postdoctoral researcher examining the relationships between herring diseases and physical and biological oceanographic conditions. Furthermore, it covers the community involvement and outreach activities of the program. The goal of the project is to provide coordination within the HRM program and with the Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) and Data Management (DM) programs. The objectives of the project are: 1) Coordinate efforts among the HRM projects to achieve the program objectives, maximize shared resources, ensure timely reporting, and coordinate logistics. 2) Oversee a postdoctoral researcher. 3) Provide outreach and community involvement for the program. Coordination is primarily through e-mail and teleconference. The management team of GWA and the lead of DM are included in the emails to HRM PIs to ensure they are aware of our activities. We also plan joint PI meetings and community involvement activities. The postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Maya Groner, was hired during year one and is focusing her research on understanding the combined impacts of environmental conditions and disease on herring population dynamics using a field collected data, experiments and population models. Outreach efforts are focused on providing up-to-date information on the projects and their findings. Community involvement includes regular communications with stakeholders, such as the herring division of the Cordova District Fishermen United and Alaska Department of Fish and Game to stay aware of their findings and observations. We also are participating with GWA in listening sessions in two villages within the spill affected are to seek additional local and traditional ecological knowledge.

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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