Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198201300

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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 Coded-Wire Tag Recovery Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 198201300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) PSMFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Pam Kahut
Mailing Address 45 SE 82nd Dr., Suite 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027-2522
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Basic data collection and monitoring program for a wide variety of studies releasing CWT marked fish in the Columbia River Basin. Basic estimates of abundance of hatchery and wild anadromous stocks are used to model and set regional harvest strategies.
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: 3.3B;4.3C;5.0F.15;7.1C;7.2B.2;7.2D.3;7.5B.3;8.2A;8.2D;8.4;8.4C.1;8.4C.2;8.4C.3;8.4C.4;8.4D.1;8.4D.2;8.5F. This is only a sampling of NPPC Program Measures impacted directly or indirectly since CWTs provide vital stock identification information.
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: BiOp designation from 4/16/03 budget estimates spreadsheet.
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8906500 Annual Fish Marking Program - Missing Production Groups OR/WA/ID (USFWS) Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
8906600 Annual Coded Wire Tag Program - Missing Production WA HTCH (WDFW) Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
8906900 Annual Coded Wire Tag Program - Missing Production OR HTCH (ODFW) Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
9306000 Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery - Monitoring/Eval Projects Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
8816000 Willamette Hatchery Oxygen Supplementation Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
8902900 Hood River Production Program - Pelton Ladder - Hatchery Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
8805303 Hood River Production Program - CWTS - M&E Recovery of CWTs from marked fish released by BPA funded program No
9600800 PATH - Participation by State and Tribal Agencies CWT data from fisheries and escapement used for stock modeling purposes No
833500 Big Canyon Creek Portable Acclimation/Release Facility CWTs used along with PIT tags and radio tags for evaluation studies No
9603301 Yakima River Fall Chinook Supplementation CWTs used for monitoring and evaluation No
9603302 Yakima River Coho Restoration CWTs used for monitoring and evaluation No
9506401 Refinement of Marking Methods for YKFP CWTs included in marking methods No
9506300 Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program CWTs used for monitoring and evaluation No
*Incomplete Listing* No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
. Columbia Basin CWT Sampling: Joint ODFW/WDFW Program (Objectives 1-5) .
1. Snout Recovery: Recover snouts from CWT marked salmon and steelhead landed in Columbia River sport and commercial fisheries and returning to escapement areas. a. Randomly sample mainstem Columbia River non-Indian and Treaty Indian commercial fisheries at a minimum 20% sampling rate.
. b. Randomly sample mainstem Columbia River recreational fisheries below Bonneville Dam (Buoy 10 - ODFW only) for CWTs at minimum 20% rate.
. c. Randomly sample Willamette and Clackamas River spring chinook sport fisheries for CWTs (ODFW).
. d. Randomly sample fall chinook and coho returning to Oregon escapement areas below Bonneville Dam for CWTs (ODFW).
. e. Randomly sample all major Washington tributary recreational fisheries for CWTs (WDFW).
. f. Randomly sample fall chinook recreational fisheries on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River for CWTs (WDFW).
. g. Randomly sample spring chinook, fall chinook, and coho returning to Washington escapement areas below McNary Dam (WDFW).
. h. Randomly sample fall chinook returning to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River (WDFW).
2. Creel Census and Escapement Area Programs: Estimate total harvest in commercial fisheries and total effort and catch in recreational fisheries, document hatchery returns and estimate spawning populations. a. Estimate total harvest in mainstem Columbia River commercial fisheries.
. b. Estimate total effort and catch in the lower Columbia River recreational fisheries (excluding Buoy 10).
. c. Estimate total effort and catch in Buoy 10 sport fishery (ODFW). (Note: WDFW’s joint sampling done under other funding).
. d. Estimate total effort and catch in the lower Willamette and Clackamas River spring chinook sport fisheries (ODFW).
. e. Estimate effort and catch in the mainstem Columbia River sport fisheries between Bonneville and McNary dams (ODFW).
. f. Estimate spawning populations for Oregon’s lower Columbia River tributaries (ODFW).
. g. Estimate returns to ODFW’s lower Columbia River fall chinook hatcheries (ODFW).
. h. Estimate bright/tule stock composition and mark rates of fall chinook at Bonneville Dam.
. i. Estimate stock composition of summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam (ODFW task).
. j. Estimate catch in all major Washington tributary recreational fisheries (WDFW).
. k. Estimate catch and effort in the fall chinook recreational fishery on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River (WDFW).
. l. Estimate spawning populations of spring and fall chinook for all major Washington tributaries (WDFW).
. m. Estimate spawning population of fall chinook returning to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River (WDFW).
3. Data Delivery : CWT recovery data will be combined with fishery/recovery and biological data, error checked, and transferred to PSMFC a. Transfer error checked CWT catch/sample data to ODFW’s mainframe computer. (Includes WDFW’s Columbia River mainstem recoveries).
. b. Transfer merged and verified recovery CWT data to PSMFC for incorporation into the regional database (Regional Mark Information Sytem (RMIS)).
4. Data Analysis: Summarize and analyze data for use in determining status of wild and natural salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River Basin. Analyze CWT recoveries for survival, distribution, harvest rates and contribution to fisheries. a. Determine age composition for all Columbia River basin recreational and commercial fisheries (including Washington tributary fisheries) for spring and fall chinook.
. b. Determine age composition of fall chinook in Oregon tributary escapement areas and summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam (ODFW)
. c. Determine age composition of Washington tributary escapement areas for spring and fall chinook (WDFW).
. d. Coordinate and gather escapement and catch data from other Columbia River resource agencies, plus ODFW and WDFW regional offices.
. e. Determine Washington and Oregon terminal area tag rates for spring and fall chinook by stock.
. f. Determine stock composition of Columbia River mainstem and Washington terminal area fisheries and hatchery/wild ratios of summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam.
. g. Produce run reconstruction for all major salmonid stocks.
. h. Provide preseason run size forecasts for all major salmonid stocks and ESA substocks.
. i. Document information and produce annual reports.
. j. Work with the U.S. v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee regarding work associated with ESA stock accounting.
. k. Update and maintain databases.
5. Data Management and Benefits: Provide high quality data for use by the scientific community with specific emphasis on supplying data to regional databases. a. Provide stock identification CWT data that is essential to evaluating and monitoring a wide range of projects under NPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program.
. b. Provide data to major projects funded by BPA, including StreamNet, Process for Analyzing and Testing Hypothesis (PATH), andColumbia River Salmon Passage Model (CRiSP1).
. c. Provide survival data necessary to evaluate hatchery practices.
. d. Provide stock status data for use by state, federal, and international fishery management agencies to set and make adjustments to the ocean and Columbia River fisheries.
. Ocean CWT Sampling: ODFW Program (Objectives 6-10) .
6. Recovery of CWTs from chinook and coho salmon landed in Oregon’s ocean commercial troll and recreational fisheries. a. Sample Oregon’s ocean commercial troll salmon fishery at a minimum of 20% of the weekly landed catch within major ocean sampling catch areas.
. b. Sample Oregon’s ocean recreational salmon fishery at a minimum of 20% of the weekly landed catch within major ocean sampling catch areas.
7. Determine total commercial troll and recreational landings and effort by time and catch area from expansions of sampled data. a. Estimate total commercial troll salmon harvest by species in Oregon’s ocean fisheries.
. b. Estimate total recreational salmon harvest (private vessels and charter boat) in Oregon’s ocean fisheries.
8. Data Delivery. Report Oregon total ocean salmon catch and CWT data by fishery, species, time and area to PSMFC’s Regional Mark Processing Center. a. Uploaded ocean port salmon sampling data onto ODFW mainframe computer.
. b. Complete second level error check and process CWT and sampling data for delivery to PSMFC.
9. Data Analysis. Summarize and analyze CWT data to determine the stock composition of stocks represented in Oregon ocean salmon fisheries. Determine contribution, distribution, and survival rates of wild and hatchery stocks of Columbia River basin chinook a. Provide stratified time/area data analysis on CWT ocean fishery recoveries, fishery effort and landings to ODFW fishery managers, PFMC, PST, CBFWA, NMFS, ESA stock status reviews, and others as requested.
. b. Produce “Oregon Ocean Salmon Fisheries Annual Report”. Contribute to the PFMC annual report on ocean fisheries.
10. Data Management and Benefits. Provide high quality error-free raw and analyzed data for use by scientists, fishery managers, fishing industry, and the public. a. Deliver timely and error-free data to regional data bases.
. b. Provide stock status data for use by state, federal, and international fishery management agencies.
. Clackamas CWT Tag Recovery Lab: ODFW (Objectives 11-12) .
11. Process Fish Heads Containing Coded Wire Tags. a. Retrieve fish heads from various collection locations several times a year to provide timely processing and decoding of the CWTs.
. b. Extract and decode Coded Wire Tags from fish heads.
12. Data Delivery. Verify and report decoded CWTs to ODFW’s data management operations and to PSMFC’s RMIS system. a. Enter and verify CWT decoding data on the ODFW mainframe database. (Includes WDFW’s Columbia River mainstem tag recoveries).
. b. Transfer CWT decoding data to the PSMFC Regional Mark Processing Center.
. c. Return recovered tags of non-Oregon origin to the appropriate agencies.
. d. Maintain an archival tag recovery collection for all tags released by Oregon hatcheries and other wild stock tagging programs.
. Regional Mark Processing Center: PSMFC (Objectives 13-14) .
13. Provide regional CWT data management a. Maintain and upgrade the regional database for all CWT releases and recoveries.
. b. Produce and distribute annual report on regional CWT releases (Pacific Salmonid Coded-Wire Tag Releases: 199- to 199-).
. c. Maintain and upgrade PSMFC's on-line "Regional Mark Information System" (RMIS), to facilitate on-line user retrieval of regional CWT release, recovery, and catch/sample data.
. d. Serve as the official U.S. site for CWT data exchange with Canada, using the standardized Pacific Salmon Commission format.
14. Provide regional coordination of marking programs. a. Provide coastwide coordination for fin marking and CWT release and recovery programs. This includes chairing the annual Mark Meeting.
. b. Serve on regional committees that involve fin marking and coded wire tags. This includes PSC’s Data Sharing, Data Standards, and Catch/Effort committees.
. c. Assist in the resolution of political issues in marking salmonids, including mass marking of hatchery stocks and the impact on the integrity of the coastwide CWT program.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 37.8%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 11.5%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 3.9%
4 01/01/99 12/01/99 12.9%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 3.5%
6 04/01/99 11/01/99 8.4%
7 04/01/99 11/01/99 1.2%
8 04/01/99 12/01/99 2.1%
9 01/01/99 12/01/99 2.4%
10 01/01/99 12/01/99 0.9%
11 01/01/99 12/01/99 4.7%
12 01/01/99 12/01/99 4.7%
13 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.5%
14 01/01/99 12/01/99 0.5%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel ODFW, WDFW, PSMFC (primarily field sampling personnel) $880,257
Fringe ODFW (36%), WDFW (14%-37%), PSMFC (37%) $298,408
Supplies Computer ($3,500), software, printer, data logger/parts, cell phones, rain gear, sampling gear $ 24,530
Operating Includes PSMFC computer operations ($67,132) $110,242
Travel Vehicles, mileage, per diem, & lodging: ODFW ($42,219); WDFW ($73,060) $115,279
Indirect ODFW (22.9%), WDFW (19%); PSMFC (15%) $268,811
Subcontractor Washington Department Fish and Wildlife (WDFW); Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife (ODFW); Regional Mark Processing Center (PSMFC) $ 15,000
Other $ 18,913
Other $ 18,913
Other $ 18,913
Total Itemized Budget $1,769,266

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,769,266
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,769,266
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 $1,818,012 $1,908,913 $2,004,359 $2,104,577
Total Outyear Budgets $1,818,012 $1,908,913 $2,004,359 $2,104,577

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Sampling programs are dependent upon the timing of the various fisheries. As such, any management adjustments in the fisheries (i.e. early closures or extended seasons) may neccessitate changes to sampling schedules.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Coded-Wire Tag (CWT) Recovery Project is an on-going data collection and data management program by ODFW, WDFW, and PSMFC that contributes to a west coast U.S./Canada CWT information system for salmonid fish. The coded wire tag is the most important salmonid stock identification tool used on the west coast and has been the primary methodology used by all management entities since the mid 1970’s for assessing both stocks and fisheries. In the Columbia Basin, CWT recovery data are used for evaluating the status of hatchery and wild anadromous salmonid stocks, including those stocks that are threatened, endangered or ESA listed. In addition, the CWT data are used to assess a wide variety of studies designed to improve survival of hatchery produced salmonids. CWT recovery information provides critical data for evaluating stock rebuilding programs sponsored by NPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program. Section 8.4D, for example, urges fishery managers to “Develop expanded marking and catch sampling programs for ocean and inriver fisheries where Columbia River weak stocks are caught”, while Bonneville and appropriate federal agencies are asked to “Share the cost on a 50/50 or other mutually agreed basis for expanding marking and sampling programs to improve precision of additional coverage”. ODFW and WDFW carry out a coordinated sampling effort (minimum 20% rate) to collect CWTs from mature salmon and steelhead which return to fishery (sport and commercial) and escapement areas (natural spawning grounds, hatcheries, and Bonneville Dam fishways). Sampled heads of tagged fish are transported to tag recovery labs at Clackamas and Olympia for CWT recovery and decoding. The CWT recovery and related catch/sample data are forwarded to PSMFC’s Regional Mark Processing Center where it is validated and made available to users via the on-line ‘Regional Mark Information System’.

Reviews and Recommendations

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