Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9093

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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 Consumptive Sturgeon Fishery-Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs
BPA Project Proposal Number 9093
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe, Department of Fisheries Resource Management
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dave Statler
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2084767417
Fax 2084760719
E-mail daves@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Snake
 
Short Description Evaluate the potential for a put-and-take sturgeon fishery at Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs, including an assessment of production capacity at the existing Nez Perce Tribe sturgeon rearing facility, Clarkston, WA and of a trawl-and-haul program.
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): resident


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. Assess the development of put-and-take fisheries providing annual harvest of at least 250 white sturgeon > 90 cm in length in both Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs. a. Develop a detailed plan to monitor and evaluate growth and survival of released sturgeon, and determine numbers and age/size of sturgeon to be released annually to provide harvest of at least 250 fish
1. Assess the development of put-and-take fisheries providing annual harvest of at least 250 white sturgeon > 90 cm in length in both Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs. b. Experimental release of sturgeon in Oxbow and Hells Canyon Reservoirs.
1. Assess the development of put-and-take fisheries providing annual harvest of at least 250 white sturgeon > 90 cm in length in both Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs. c. Monitor and evaluate growth and survival of experimental released fish and begin assessment of reservoir carrying capacity.
1. Assess the development of put-and-take fisheries providing annual harvest of at least 250 white sturgeon > 90 cm in length in both Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs. d. Implement release, monitoring and evaluation supplementation and fishery to optimize benefits.
2. Investigate the potential for production at Nez Perce Tribe Sturgeon Rearing Facility and alternative sites/facilities; and trawl-and-haul program. a. Assess production capacity of the current facility and alternative sites to spawn and rear white sturgeon and identify source population for trawl-and-haul program to support supplementation needs.
2. Investigate the potential for production at Nez Perce Tribe Sturgeon Rearing Facility and alternative sites/facilities; and trawl-and-haul program. b. Development of production plan and/or trawl-and-haul program to supplement sturgeon needed to meet annual harvest rates of 250 white sturgeon > 90 cm in length in each Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoirs.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 06/01/00 90.0%
2 01/01/99 01/01/00 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 80,000
Fringe $ 21,600
Supplies $ 38,850
Operating $ 25,000
Tag $ 2,900
Travel $ 7,900
Indirect $ 73,750
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $250,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $250,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $250,000
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 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
Total Outyear Budgets $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Initial white sturgeon used for experimental supplementation may be obtained from commercial sources or through a trawl-and-haul process. Availability of sturgeon stocks/sizes/ages and/or the identification of sources for trawl may delay experimental release of fish and subsequence evaluation and monitoring of growth, survival and carrying capacity of the reservoirs tentatively scheduled for 06/1999.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Measure 10.4A.5 of the NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program calls for Bonneville Power Administration to ?...fund an evaluation of a put-and-take consumptive sturgeon fisheries in Hells Canyon and Oxbow Reservoir, and assess the production capacity at existing Nez Perce Tribe sturgeon rearing facility.? White sturgeon were once abundant in the Snake River between Hells Canyon and Brownlee dams. However, white sturgeon have been drastically reduced by the impoundments created by Hells Canyon and Oxbow dams. It is assumed that natural production of white sturgeon in these reservoirs is no longer feasible with the development and operation of the hydropower system. Historically the Nez Perce Tribe has harvest white sturgeon in this area for subsistence purposes. Because of the lack of white sturgeon subsistence harvest by the Nez Perce People has been severely limited. It is assuming that white sturgeon production in these impoundments can be significantly enhanced by supplementation. The Nez Perce Tribe proposes an experimental supplementation program to restore a subsistence harvest and mitigate for losses of white sturgeon in these and other reaches of the Snake River. If successful, an annual harvest of at least 250 white sturgeon greater than 90 cm in both Hells Canyon and Oxbow reservoirs for both tribal and non-tribal fishers is expected.


Reviews and Recommendations

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