In response to salmon declines, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association and regional Native organizations (Association of Village Council Presidents, Kawerak, Inc., and Tanana Chiefs Conference) joined with state and federal agencies to create the AYK SSI, a proactive science-based program working cooperatively to identify and address the critical salmon research needs facing this region. The AYK SSI is the largest example of co-management of research-funding addressing salmon within the Pacific Rim and one of the largest, most successful programs of its kind in North America.
The AYK SSI is pleased to release its 2015 Invitation to Submit Research Proposals. Under the 2015 Invitation up to $3M is available for funding of research projects up to three years in duration addressing the region’s declined Chinook salmon populations. Funding for this Invitation is provided to the AYK SSI Program through NOAA’s Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and NOAA federal fisheries disaster funds administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
2015 Invitation Overview:
The 2015 Invitation has three components, each of which can be downloaded via the weblinks below:
1. 2015 Research Priorities (download here) (.pdf 117kb) lists five priority “Research Themes” focusing on Chinook salmon as the species of special concern.
2. Submission Instructions & Proposal Format (download here) provides instructions, formatting requirements and the required proposal template necessary for a successful submission, including use of our on-line proposal submission system.
3. AYK SSI Budget Forms, (download here) (.xls 150kb) contains instructions and required budget forms which must be uploaded to our on-line proposal submission system along with your completed proposal narrative.
The AYK SSI Research & Discovery Report includes short synopses of all 55 projects from 2002-2010 outlining the results of our salmon research within the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim regions. Download Report(23.3MB PDF file). Read More