Project need and goals
The Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) is an experimental program that investigates the use of cultured fish to enhance wild populations. It was created by a California statute in 1982, is managed by California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and is paid for by ocean enhancement stamps on state fishing licenses and the Federal Sportfishing Restoration Act.
To date, there has been no formal assessment of OREHP so there is a need to assess the degree to which goals have been achieved. California Sea Grant (CASG) has been contracted by California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to faciltiate a scientific review to assess the success of OREHP in meeting its goals. This review will be achieved by meeting these three objectives:
- Assemble a Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and expert sub-panels.
- Assemble information from Hubss Sea World Research Institute (HSWRI) and CDFW needed to perform an evaluation.
- Synthesize subpanel reviews, assist SAC with development of project evaluation and recommendations, & help SAC write report (by 08/17).