FY 1999 proposal 9150

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9150 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleNutritional Status of Columbia River White Sturgeon
Proposal ID9150
OrganizationOregon State University, Department of Food Science and Technology (OSU)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameJan M. Spitsbergen
Mailing addressWeigland Hall Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone / email5417375055 / spitsbej@ucs.orst.edu
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Columbia / Lower Columbia Mainstem, Lower Mid-Columbia Mainst
Short descriptionInvestigate the possible role of nutritional factors in reproductive dysfunction and early life stage mortality problems limiting recruitment to white sturgeon populations in the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam.
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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
8605000 White Sturgeon Productivity Status and Habitat Requirements Source of young of year sturgeon

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel Technician, 25% effort, PI, 25% effort $21,907
Fringe $8,701
Supplies For analyses of Se, I, thiamine, vitamin E; preparation of histology slides $42,450
Operating $11,821
Travel For sample collection - 10 days x $100/d $1,000
Indirect 42.5% $31,815
Subcontractor $0
Other Publication costs, 1 manuscript $800
$118,494
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$118,494
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$118,494
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
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Cost sharing
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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Difficulty obtaining sufficient numbers of early life stages, young of the year or yearling juvenile sturgeon at all sites for nutritional analysis during the initial year may cause delays of some of those analyses until subsequent years.


Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Incomplete: The basic premise of the proposal is that there may be differences in the nutritional status between sturgeon below the impoundments and those confined above. However, the proposal does not clearly establish the link between impoundment and the parameters they propose to study - deficiencies in iodine and selenium.

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Incomplete: The proposal uses information from domestic vertebrates and other species of fish, but does not adequately demonstrate with sufficient evidence the likelihood of demonstrating nutritional deficiencies.

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

See 9801001
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

Notwithstanding the adequate evaluation, ISRP reviewers note a major shortcoming is that the study does not describe the relationship between nutrient availability and salmonid carcasses, nor does it compare hatchery and wild fish. The reviewers also note that laboratory results with young fish may not readily transfer to field situations.