Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9157

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 Effects of Ocean Conditions on the Growth and Survival of Salmonids
BPA Project Proposal Number 9157
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) CRITFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeffrey K. Fryer
Mailing Address 729 NE Oregon St., Suite 200
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97221
Phone 5037311266
Fax 5032354228
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Ocean/estuary
Short Description Scale growth of adult chinook and sockeye salmon sampled at Bonneville Dam since 1985 will be used to study the effects of ocean conditions on their growth and survival.
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: NPPC document 97-6, Consideration of ocean conditions in the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Correlate Columbia Basin spring chinook and sockeye salmon scale growth with changes in ocean conditions. a. Assemble scales and construct data sets for sockeye and chinook salmon for 1985-1997 (most of which are in CRITFC archives)
2. b. For each scale sample to be analyzed, measure distances from focus to circuli, ocean entry, and freshwater and ocean annuli.
. c. Assemble data on ocean conditions
. d. Analyze life history data in relation to ocean conditions
. e. Draft Report
. f. Report publication
2. Correlate changes in Columbia Basin spring chinook and sockeye salmon scale growth with run size and fish size. . Same tasks as 1a to 1f
3. Estimate ocean conditions for different stocks of Columbia Basin sockeye and chinook salmon. . Same tasks as 1a to 1f
4. Estimate the freshwater growth advantage in relation to ocean growth . Same tasks as 1a to 1f
5. Quantify different growth rates between wild and hatchery fish. . Same tasks as 1a to 1f

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/00 80.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/00 5.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/00 5.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/00 5.0%
5 10/01/98 09/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 45,993
Fringe $ 11,150
Supplies $ 1,000
Capital $ 10,000
Travel $ 700
Indirect $ 17,599
Subcontractor N/A $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 86,442

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 86,442
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 86,442
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

All Phases $ 28,355
Total Outyear Budgets $ 28,355

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No constraints are envisioned. The following two major milestones, and projected completion dates, are envisioned: 1.) Completion of measurements of scales, 12/1999 2.) Completion of assembling ocean condition data, 12/1999.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


In recent years, the role that ocean conditions (e.g. El NiƱo) play in the low abundance of Columbia Basin salmonids has been a source of controversy (e.g. NPPC document 97-6, ISG Return to the River). Poor ocean conditions have been blamed for both low abundance and a reduction in the mean size of returning adults. We propose to assess the impact ocean conditions have on salmon growth, age distribution, and run size through the use of scale patterns. These patterns represent a record of the growth of salmon throughout their life, including the period in the ocean. CRITFC has sampled scales from sockeye and chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam since 1985. This collection spans years of relatively high salmonid abundance (1985-1988) as well as recent years of low abundance. These years also span periods of widely varying ocean conditions. This project will explore whether the influence of variable ocean conditions on fish growth and run size can be used to refine our understanding of the variability in salmon production. These results will be available to better relate the response of salmon return abundance to different management practices. Specifically, we propose to use scale patterns to explain (and predict) run size and fish size variability and identify whether different Columbia River salmon stocks are exposed to similar or different ocean conditions. This project will provide greater understanding of the impacts of ocean conditions on Columbia Basin salmon.

Reviews and Recommendations

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