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Title: Evaluating the Feasibility of Developing a Community Based Forage Fish Sampling Project for GEM

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02561

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030561

Principal Investigator (PI): Dave Roseneau, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Assisting Personnel: Vernon Byrd

Research Location: Kachemak Bay/lower Cook Inlet, Resurrection Bay, Kodiak Island, and Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pink Salmon , Rockfish

Abstract: This project is based on the recently completed five-year pilot study, conducted as part of APEX (Alaska Predator Ecosystem Experiment, Project /163), that used stomach contents from sport-caught halibut to sample forage fish populations. The project will monitor long-term trends in forage fish populations in several regions of the spill area during GEM. The project will provide information to help assess and understand the types and levels of community participation that may be available for long-term forage fish monitoring studies. Also, if project results are favorable, the information can be used to begin designing cost-effective, community-based forage fish monitoring studies to track long-term trends in capelin and sand lance stocks in the Kachemak Bay/lower Cook Inlet, Resurrection Bay, Kodiak Island, and Prince William Sound regions.


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Kodiak Island
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Forage fish
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Population Biology
Resource Management
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Population dynamics
Fish - Tracking and tagging technologies

Proposal: View PDF (102 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030561 View (PDF) 2003: Not Applicable
See Project 02561 See Project 02561