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Title: Genetic Discrimination of PWS Herring Populations

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98165-CLO

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2010: 10100165-A, 1997: 97165, 1996: 96165, 1995: 95165, 1994: 94165

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Seeb, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Paul Bentzen, Susan Merkouris, Jeff Olsen, Lisa Seeb, Jonathan Wright

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: Following the oil spill, the Prince William Sound herring fishery underwent a catastrophic decline. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recovery effort includes incorporating a knowledge of genetically-derived population structure into harvest management. This closeout project will delineate the structure of Prince William Sound population(s) and related North Pacific populations using both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analyses. Results of year-one DNA analysis indicate very limited genetic exchange between the Bering Sea/Kodiak Island populations and the Prince William Sound populations, and there is evidence of significant levels of genetic divergence within Prince William Sound.


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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 1127

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2010: 10100165-A View (PDF) 2010: Not Applicable
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1997: 97165 Not Available 1997: Not Available
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1996: 96165 Not Available 1996: Not Available
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1995: 95165 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
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1994: 94165 Not Available 1994: Not Available
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