Title: Alaska Salmon Shark Assessment
Project Year and Number: 2001: 01396
Principal Investigator (PI): Lee Hulbert, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Assisting Personnel: Jeep Rice
Research Location: Prince William Sound
Restoration Category: Research
Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified
Abstract: In FY 01, this project will investigate seasonal salmon shark movements and diet in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska to determine seasonal fidelity to diet and region. State-of-the-art satellite telemetry transmitters will augment successful applications of the technology demonstrated in FY 00. Seasonal variations in salmon shark diet composition will be described from stomach sample analyses. The project will also synthesize historical salmon shark distribution and abundance in the north Pacific from literature and analysis of bycatch databases. This work will investigate whether evidence of salmon shark population trends are revealed. These inquiries are needed to assess the ecological role of a predominant shark species in the gulf, and the potential impact they could have on other important species -- forage fish, sablefish, salmon, and marine mammals.
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Proposal: View PDF (73 KB)
Funding Recommendations: View
Funding Detail For: 2001
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2001
Annual Report: 2001: Not Available
Final Report: See Project 367
Publications from this Project: None Available
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|Project Number||Proposal||Annual Reports||Final Report||Data|
|2002: 02396||View (PDF)||
|2000: 00396||Not Available||
||See Project 02396||See Project 02396|