Cook Inlet Chinook Salmon Disaster ResearchDeadline for written questions: 10.16.2015
Deadline for pre-proposals: 10.30.2015
Deadline for full-proposals: 12.24.2015
The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) will be issuing roughly $2 million in
grants to qualified research projects in the Cook Inlet that address research themes related to
the Alaska Chinook Salmon Fishery Disaster that was declared by the Secretary of Commerce
on September 31, 2012.
This fishery disaster is based on the very low Chinook salmon returns in 2010, 2011 and 2012 which resulted in a Chinook salmon harvest that was 90 percent below the recent 5-year average. Exact causes for recent poor Chinook salmon returns are unknown, but may involve a variety of factors outside the control of fishery managers to mitigate including unfavorable ocean conditions, freshwater environmental factors, disease, or other likely factors on which data are limited or nonexistent.
Download the full Request for Proposals (RFP) by clicking the Download RFP button belowDownload RFP Oct. 1, 2015