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Title: Evaluation of Two Methods to Discriminate Pacific Herring Stocks Along the Northern GOA

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02538

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01538

Principal Investigator (PI): Ted Otis, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Ron Heintz

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Pacific Herring , Subsistence

Abstract: This project will perform a comparative investigation of two promising stock identification techniques for Pacific herring--elemental analysis of otoliths and fatty acid profile analysis of select soft tissues. Limited samples from Sitka Sound, Prince William Sound, Kamishak Bay, Kodiak Island, and Togiak will be collected and analyzed to determine if stock differences are detectable by each procedure, and at what scale. Successful results from this pilot study should be followed up with future evaluations of the temporal and structural (i.e., sex, age, maturity) stability of these biomarkers.


Geographic Regions Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Herring
Fields of Expertise Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Marine – Pelagic
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Stock assessment methods

Proposal: View PDF (174 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: View

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01538 View (PDF) 2001: Not Applicable
See Project 02538 See Project 02538