Seattle, Washington : United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, March 2008.
Book — 1 online resource (155 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
On April 2, 2007 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) received a petition from the Sierra Club to list Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in Lynn Canal as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency found that the petition presented substantial scientific and commercial information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted and initiated a status review (NMFS 2007). The purpose of this document was to review the status of Lynn Canal herring and specifically to determine if Lynn Canal herring are a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Pacific herring as defined by the ESA. To accomplish this goal, NMFS assembled a knowledgeable biological review team (BRT): Mark G. Carls, Jeffrey T. Fujioka, Scott W. Johnson, Stanley D. Rice, Johanna Vollenweider, and Bruce L. Wing, at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Richard G. Gustafson and Robin S. Waples at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Jamie N. Womble, National Park Service; and Erika Phillips at the Alaska Regional Office. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG), the agency that manages Pacific herring in Alaska, provided considerable data and advice; important assistance was obtained from Marc Pritchett and Kevin Monagle. Analysis of some of these data were contracted to Brian Bue, formerly at ADFG. Additional data were obtained from various sources, generally associated with scientific papers or reports.