NPAFC Research Coordination, 2001
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This report summarizes the results of research on high seas salmonids conducted in FY 2001 (1 October 2000-30 September 2001) by the High Seas Salmon Research Program, Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; formerly the School of Fisheries), University of Washington, under contract to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Contract #50ABNF-1- 00002, Title: NPAFC Research Coordination). This work is a continuation of research required to meet United States' commitments to the research program of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), and is authorized by the NOAA Authorization Act of 1992 (PL 102-567, Title VIII: North Pacific Anadromous Stocks Convention). The NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Auke Bay Laboratory (ABL) in Juneau, Alaska, is charged with the mission of stewardship for this program, and is its primary using office. The FY 2000 work was in two major areas: (1) international cooperative high seas salmon research, including maintenance of historical scale collections, high seas tagging, and salmon research vessel cruises; and (2) NPAFC participation.
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