Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9035

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate Estuarine & Nearshore-ocean Migratory Behavior of Juvenile Salmon
BPA Project Proposal Number 9035
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS/NWFSC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Richard D. Ledgerwood
Mailing Address Point Adams Biological Sta. P.O. Box 155
City, State, Zip Hammond, OR 97121-0155
Phone 5038611853
Fax 5038612589
E-mail dick.ledgerwood@noaa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Ocean/estuary
 
Short Description Compare migration pattersn in Feb-Ap of juvenile chinook reared inTerminal Fishery Project & tracked through Columbia R. estuary to ocean using sonic tags.
Target Species


Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Track individual fish using sonic fish-tags following release in Youngs Bay, in the Columbia River estuary, and in the nearshore ocean during February, March, and April. a. Surgically or gastrically implant sonic tags in 5 to 10 juvenile spring chinook salmon each month in February, March, and April 1999.
1. Track individual fish using sonic fish-tags following release in Youngs Bay, in the Columbia River estuary, and in the nearshore ocean during February, March, and April. b. Individually track the tagged fish following release as they migrate in Youngs Bay, the Columbia River estuary, and nearshore ocean.
2. Record environmental parameters and physiological parameters possibly associated with behavioral differences during migration. a. Physiological parameters (degree of smoltification, condition factor, and others) recorded as part of the normal CEDC rearing processes (project 93-06000) or for other ongoing research at the facility (project 92-02200).
2. Record environmental parameters and physiological parameters possibly associated with behavioral differences during migration. b. Environmental parameters through the water column (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen) recorded during the tracking process using a multiparameter submersible probe (Hydrolab).
2. Record environmental parameters and physiological parameters possibly associated with behavioral differences during migration. c. Correlate temporal differences in fish migration behavior with environmental or physiological differences.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 05/01/99 80.0%
2 02/01/99 07/01/99 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 67,600
Fringe $ 29,300
Supplies $ 19,500
Travel $ 1,700
Indirect $ 41,800
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $159,900


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $159,900
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $159,900
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $320,000 $320,000 $350,000 $350,000
Total Outyear Budgets $320,000 $320,000 $350,000 $350,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Study fish not made available by CEDC. Describe major milestones if necessary. Fish are normally transferred to CEDC at subyearling-age from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife facilities (Willamette River hatchery) in November and reared through the winter to yearling-age for release in the spring. If fish were unavailable for net-pen rearing, they would be unavailable for this study. In addition, the proposed February tagging is contingent upon representative fish attaining sufficient size (>125-mm fork-length) for tagging.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Knowledge of the migrational behavior and survival of juvenile salmonids as they move from fresh water into brackish water and saltwater environments is limited. Results obtained during a feasibility study in April 1997 indicated that the primary influence on migrational behavior of tagged fish in the estuary was tidal current and that study fish did not avoid entering salt water when released within one ebb-tide cycle of ocean entrance. Research proposed for 1999 would further evaluate juvenile salmonid migrational behavior as related to release timing (degree of smoltification) to determine whether these fish will volitionally enter the ocean environment or whether it is possible to force juvenile fish into the ocean environment earlier in the year and thereby better avoid avian and other predation while reducing culture costs. In addition, we will assess the feasibility of a net-pen transport study utilizing CWT-tagged fish to examine contribution benefits and possible straying of returning adults. We propose to accomplish these objectives by releasing sonic-tagged juvenile spring chinook salmon in Youngs Bay (Columbia River estuary) from February to April and tracking them through the estuary to the nearshore ocean; we will also transport test groups to within one ebb-tide cycle of the ocean entrance and track them into the nearshore ocean. With direct relevance to predation, transportation, and hatchery production issues, the proposed research pertains to measures 4.2, 5.7, 5.8, and 7.2 of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.


Reviews and Recommendations

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