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Title: Reconstructing Sockeye Populations in the GOA Over the Last Several Thousand Years

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030649

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2005: 040649, 2004: 040649, 2002: 02649

Principal Investigator (PI): Bruce Finney, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Kenai Peninsula

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Sockeye Salmon , Subsistence

Abstract: This project is reconstructing changes in sockeye salmon abundance over the last 5,000 years using the 15N record left by salmon carcasses in the sediments of spawning lakes in Prince William Sound, the Kenai Fjords, the Kenai River watershed, and on Kodiak Island. The research question is: What is the normal variability in sockeye salmon populations in the Gulf of Alaska and how does it relate to climatic changes in the Gulf of Alaska region? The results will provide a valuable background for future monitoring studies within GEM and for fisheries managers working to preserve and restore natural salmon runs.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Kodiak Island
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise History
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Recreational fisheries
Subsistence fisheries
Technological Methods Data base management
Paleo/core studies
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Freshwater – Lakes
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Distribution and abundance
Fish - Population dynamics

Proposal: View PDF (140 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: View (586 KB)

Final Report: See Project 84

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2005: 040649 View (PDF) 2005: Not Applicable
2004: View (PDF)
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2002: 02649 View (PDF) 2002: Not Applicable
See Project 040649 See Project 040649