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Title: Assessing Prey and Competitor/Predators of Pink Salmon Fry

Project Year and Number: 2001: 01452-BAA

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Dick Thorne, Prince William Sound Science Center

Assisting Personnel: Gary Thomas

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Pink Salmon , Subsistence

Abstract: Research suggests that macro zooplankton and adult walleye pollock densities are the primary biological forcing variables affecting pink salmon fry survival. A program to make these estimates was initiated in spring 2000 by a partnership of organizations including the Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Sound Emergency Response Vehicle System, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This project will expand this effort to provide data on annual and seasonal variation of predators and food availability for juvenile pink salmon and to interact with Project 01195/Pristane Monitoring, which is studying the use of pristane concentrations in mussels to estimate pink salmon fry survival.

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Proposal: View PDF (322 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2001

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2001

Other materials associated with this project: View

Annual Report: 2001: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available