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Title: Effects of Disease on Pacific Herring Population Recovery in PWS

Project Year and Number: 2002: 02462-CLO

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2003: 030462, 2001: 01462-CLO, 2000: 00462, 1999: 99462

Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Marty, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Assisting Personnel: None

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Commercial Fishing , Pacific Herring , Subsistence

Abstract: The Pacific herring population of Prince William Sound has not recovered from severe population decline in 1993. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game now predicts that fisheries closed since 1999 will not open for several years. Long-term systematic disease monitoring and research since 1994 has shown a clear relationship between disease prevalence and population change, and this information significantly improves the ability to forecast population change. Because of the importance of Pacific herring in the Prince William Sound ecosystem, and the importance of this project to marine fisheries worldwide, an additional year of disease study is proposed to ensure seamless flow of data from this project to GEM.


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

Proposal: View PDF (141 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2002

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2002

Annual Report: 2002: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 509

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2003: 030462 View (PDF) 2003: Not Available
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2001: 01462-CLO View (PDF) 2001: View (PDF)
See Project 030462 See Project 030462
2000: 00462 Not Available 2000: View (PDF)
See Project 030462 See Project 030462
1999: 99462 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
See Project 030462 See Project 030462