Title: Subsistence Restoration
Project Year and Number: 1993: 93017
Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None
Principal Investigator (PI): Rita Miraglia, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Research Location: All Spill Affected Areas
Restoration Category: General Restoration
Injured Resources Addressed: Subsistence
Abstract: The EVOS injured subsistence uses of fish and other wildlife in the Prince William Sound Area. Annual per capita subsistence harvests declined between 12 and 77 percent of pre-spill averages. Concerns over long term health effects of using resources from the spill area resulted in a loss of confidence by subsistence users in their own abilities to decide if their traditional foods are safe to eat.
The goal of this project is to restore the subsistence uses of fish and wildlife damaged by the EVOS. Community meetings in Chenega Bay, Tatitlek, Cordova, Valdez, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Seldovia, Kenai, Seward, Larsen Bay, Karluk, Old Harbor, Akhiok, Port Lions, Ouzinkie, Kodiak City, Chignik Lake, Chignik, and Chignik Lagoon will be conducted to identify concerns and affected resources.
Samples of subsistence species will be collected from harvest areas, and analyzed for hydrocarbon contamination at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries laboratory in Seattle. Interpretation of the test results should be undertaken by the Oil Spill Health Task Force. Test results and evaluation of the program will be communicated to the residents of the various affected communities by the Subsistence Division of the ADFG.
Prince William Sound
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Proposal: PDF Not Available
Funding Recommendations: View
Funding Detail For: 1993
Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1993
Annual Report: 1993: Not Applicable
Final Report: View
Publications from this Project: None Available