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Title: Herring Data and Information Portal

Project Year and Number: 2007: 070822

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2009: 090822, 2008: 080822

Principal Investigator (PI): Steve Moffitt, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Rob Bochenek

Project Website: http://www.pwsherringportal.org

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This project will consolidate, document, and enter data sets, metadata, and other electronic resources into a web portal. The web portal will provide public assess to information, data, and GIS visualizations. Scientist and researchers will utilize the web portal as a resource to assist in consolidating, accessing and synthesizing herring data. This project will also develop an ArcPad application for collecting herring aerial survey data directly into a GIS format. The project was conceived during an EVOS sponsored workshop in April 2006 that was tasked to identify Prince William Sound herring data gaps and develop restoration or research projects to help herring recovery. Participants indicated that knowledge of the spatial and temporal aspects of herring related data sets, e.g., herring spawn, was necessary to understand how restoration activities might affect herring abundance trajectories. Currently there are many herring related data sets that are not easily accessible to restoration researchers and managers. Several restoration projects proposed at the April 2006 meeting would require spatial and temporal knowledge of herring data as input to a model or as a measure of the success of a restoration project. This project would provide easier access and visualization of selected herring data sets and other electronic resources.


Geographic Regions Gulf of Alaska
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Herring
Fields of Expertise Bio-Energetics
Management & Policy
Population Biology
Resource Management
Technological Methods Data base management
Geographic information systems/Mapping
Professional Activity Data Management
Data Synthesis/Visualization
Fishery management
Management analyst
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Distribution and abundance
Fish - Foraging ecology
Fish - Population dynamics
Fish - Stock assessment methods

Proposal: View PDF (232 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2007

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2007

Annual Report: 2007: View (342 KB)

Final Report: See Project 2102

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2009: 090822 View (PDF) 2009: View (PDF)
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2008: 080822 View (PDF) 2008: View (PDF)
See Project 090822 See Project 090822