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Title: Alaska Salmon Shark Assessment

Project Year and Number: 2001: 01396

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2002: 02396, 2000: 00396

Principal Investigator (PI): Lee Hulbert, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Jeep Rice

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: In FY 01, this project will investigate seasonal salmon shark movements and diet in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska to determine seasonal fidelity to diet and region. State-of-the-art satellite telemetry transmitters will augment successful applications of the technology demonstrated in FY 00. Seasonal variations in salmon shark diet composition will be described from stomach sample analyses. The project will also synthesize historical salmon shark distribution and abundance in the north Pacific from literature and analysis of bycatch databases. This work will investigate whether evidence of salmon shark population trends are revealed. These inquiries are needed to assess the ecological role of a predominant shark species in the gulf, and the potential impact they could have on other important species -- forage fish, sablefish, salmon, and marine mammals.

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Proposal: View PDF (73 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2001

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2001

Annual Report: 2001: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 367

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2002: 02396 View (PDF) 2002: Not Available
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2000: 00396 Not Available 2000: Not Available
See Project 02396 See Project 02396