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The Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Program (WASSIP)
Representatives from signatory groups function as an Advisory Panel (AP) for the WASSIP program. The AP works by consensus to guide sampling strategy, choose analytical methods, and provide input to execution of the project. In 2008, a four-member Technical Committee (TC) was formed by the AP to provide independent scientific review of analytical and statistical approaches developed by ADF&G, and to provide input for improving those methods. The TC is a distinguished group of internationally recognized scientists with extensive expertise in genetics, population dynamics, biometrics, and salmon life history and migratory patterns. Public meetings of the AP and TC generally occur twice annually in April and September.