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Proposal Table of Contents

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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 Feed Strategies to Reduce Residualism & Promote Smolting in Stlhd
BPA Project Proposal Number 9082
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Fishery Resource Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with joint sponsors.
Business acronym (if appropriate) IFRO-USFWS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ray N. Jones
Mailing Address P.O. Box 18
City, State, Zip Ahsahka, ID 83520
Phone 2084767242
Fax 2084767228
E-mail Ray_Jones@fws.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Reduce residualism and improve smoltification of steelhead using two feed techniques: 1) enhanced diets, 2) altered feeding schedules to stimulate smoltification, reduce residualism, increase emigration success, reduce interactions w/wild fish, incr. rtrn
Target Species


Project Location

[No information]


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

n/a or no information


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase the proportion of smolts that successfully emigrate to down river dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. a. Monitor growth, fish health, and mortality during hatchery rearing
1. Increase the proportion of smolts that successfully emigrate to down river dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. b. PIT tag steelhead smolts prior to release.
1. Increase the proportion of smolts that successfully emigrate to down river dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. c. Analyze relationship between hatchery feeding strategies and emigration success.
1. Increase the proportion of smolts that successfully emigrate to down river dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. d. Interrogate PIT-tagged emigrants using the PTAGIS database system.
1. Increase the proportion of smolts that successfully emigrate to down river dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. e. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings.
2. Promote smoltification in hatchery production fish by manipulating growth rates using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. a. Determine monthly growth rates in feed treatment groups, and determine relationship to level of smoltification, migration numbers, and rates.
2. Promote smoltification in hatchery production fish by manipulating growth rates using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. b. Evaluate smolt condition of steelhead on altered and enhanced feeding during rearing and at release: monitor condition factor, mucus lysozyme, gill sodium, potassium ATPase, reflectance and total body lipids.
2. Promote smoltification in hatchery production fish by manipulating growth rates using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. c. Determine smolt condition and health of PIT tagged migrants to determine effects of feed treatments on migration numbers and rate.
2. Promote smoltification in hatchery production fish by manipulating growth rates using altered feeding schedules and enhanced feeds. d. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings.
3. Determine effects of enhanced diets and altered feeding regimes on mortality during extended seawater rearing. a. Transfer individuals from feed treatment groups to seawater to monitor extended seawater survival.
3. Determine effects of enhanced diets and altered feeding regimes on mortality during extended seawater rearing. b. Monitor health and condition of fish held in seawater using necropsy based fish health assessment.
3. Determine effects of enhanced diets and altered feeding regimes on mortality during extended seawater rearing. c. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings.
4. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings. a. Mark 20,000 fish in each treatment and control pond with coded-wire tags prior to release.
4. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings. b. Scan all returning adult steelhead at the hatchery for coded-wire tags for tag extraction and decoding..
4. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings. c. Analize coded-wire tag returns for statistical differences between treatment and control groups.
4. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings. d. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings.
5. Develop non-invasive method of total body lipid analysis for smolt monitoring purposes. a. Validate Short Wavelength Near Infrared spectroscopy method for the determination of total body lipids in juvenile steelhead.
5. Develop non-invasive method of total body lipid analysis for smolt monitoring purposes. b. Determine the relationship of growth rate, and smoltification to total body lipid content of juvenile steelhead.
5. Develop non-invasive method of total body lipid analysis for smolt monitoring purposes. c. Prepare annual progress reports that summarize data and prepare a final project report summarizing results and findings.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/02 40.0%
2 10/01/98 10/01/02 30.0%
3 10/01/98 10/01/02 10.0%
4 05/01/01 10/01/06 10.0%
5 10/01/98 07/01/02 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $179,000
Fringe $ 30,000
Supplies $ 17,000
Operating $ 32,000
Capital $ 3,500
Tag $ 21,000
Travel $ 11,000
Indirect $ 94,700
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $388,200


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $388,200
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $388,200
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 $388,200 $388,200 $356,000 $195,000
Total Outyear Budgets $388,200 $388,200 $356,000 $195,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Flow conditions in the spring may have an affect on PIT-tag detection rates at Lower Snake and Columbia River dams. The last production release would occur in 2002. The last adult returns would occur in 2005. The final report would be completed in 2006.


Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Reducing residualism for summer steelhead at Dworshak NFH will be addressed in a production level research project conducted jointly by the USFWS, USGS-BRD, and Eastern Oregon University. The project addresses key components of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife plan that regard steelhead populations, specifically measures 5.7A.4, 5.7B.17, 7.2A.6, 7.2C, 7.2D.1, and 7.2D.3. The project was designed to evaluate new feeding strategies to stimulate smoltification over a wider range of fish sizes thereby reducing residualism and precocity. Manipulation of growth rates and smolt physiology will be effected by changes in hatchery feeding practices. New feeding strategies, that include an altered feeding schedule and two enhanced feeds, will be evaluated at the production level by monitoring growth, survival, emigration success, and adult returns of treatment groups compared to regular production control groups. Physiological development, smolt condition and health will be monitored during rearing, emigration, and extended seawater holding. Improved physiological condition, enhanced smoltification, increased emigration success, prolonged seawater survival, and increased adult returns will determine the effectiveness of the different feeding strategies.


Reviews and Recommendations

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