Status Review of Lynn Canal Herring (Clupea pallasii) (2008)
Review of the status of Lynn Canal herring and determination of whether Lynn Canal herring are a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Pacific herring as defined by the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Fisheries 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.