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Title: Pristane Monitoring in Mussels

Project Year and Number: 2000: 00195

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2002: 02195, 2001: 01195, 1999: 99195, 1998: 98195, 1997: 97195, 1996: 96195

Principal Investigator (PI): Jeff Short, NOAA

Assisting Personnel: Pat Harris

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Monitoring

Injured Resources Addressed: Mussels , Pacific Herring , Pink Salmon

Abstract: Comparison of marine survival determined from adults returning to hatcheries, with pristane concentration increases in mussels collected from sampling stations within 25 kilometers of hatcheries before and two to three weeks after release of juveniles, showed that 33 percent of the interannual survival variability is explained by pristane increases. This is sufficient to provide an independent basis for marine survival forecasts, which may be improved by additional monitoring stations to geographically optimize coverage near hatcheries. Beginning in FY 00, marine survival forecasts will be compared with actual survivals of hatchery-released juvenile pink salmon to evaluate the reliability of these forecasts as a salmon management tool. The applicability of these forecasts to wild-stock management will also be assessed, using hatchery survivals as a regional surrogate for wild-stock survivals.

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2000

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2000

Annual Report: 2000: View (3,158 KB)

Final Report: See Project 308

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2002: 02195 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
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2001: 01195 View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
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1999: 99195 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
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1998: 98195 Not Available 1998: View (PDF)
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1997: 97195 Not Available 1997: View (PDF)
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1996: 96195 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
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