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Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Assess Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis: Physiology,Health Survival
BPA Project Proposal Number 198740100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Columbia River Research Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Robin M. Schrock and Alec G. Maule
Mailing Address Col. R Research Lab, USGS, Biological Resources Div. 5501A Cook-Underwood
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299 231
Fax 5095382843
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Investigate effects of rearing & river conditions on migration & smolt-to-adult survival in salmon & steelhead, maintain database, develop non-invasive methods to assess smoltification, provide technical assistance to fishery agencies.
Target Species Snake River and Columbia River wild and hatchery juvenile salmonid migrants including run-at-large chinook, coho, and sockeye salmon and steelhead. Specific stock locations include: Snake River steelhead; Snake River fall chinook; Wenatchee River steelhead; Elochoman coho; Cowlitz River spring chinook, coho and steelhead; Tucannon River spring chinook; Lyons Ferry fall chinook; Wind River steelhead.

Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

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Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

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

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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

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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. Investigate the effects of rearing and river conditions on the physiology and migration success of juvenile salmonids. a. Analyze hatchery stock rearing data to identify factors contributing to smolt-to-adult survival.
1. Investigate the effects of rearing and river conditions on the physiology and migration success of juvenile salmonids. b. Work cooperatively with reference hatcheries to interpret, summarize, and report findings from individual hatchery analysis.
1. Investigate the effects of rearing and river conditions on the physiology and migration success of juvenile salmonids. c. Develop cooperative sampling with regional fish managers for non-invasive monitoring of wild salmon populations.
1. Investigate the effects of rearing and river conditions on the physiology and migration success of juvenile salmonids. d. Determine performance indicators for production based on wild fish physiology monitoring.
2. Develop a consistent database of juvenile salmonid physiology and adult survival. a. Integrate hatchery rearing and adult return data with Assessment of Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis (ASCTTA) project database.
. Develop a consistent database of juvenile salmonid physiology and adult survival. b. Analyze integrated ASCTTA data for effects of rearing on smoltification, travel time, and adult returns.
3. Develop and evaluate indices of smolt condition and health. a. Determine lysozyme Types I and II distribution during smoltification.
3. Develop and evaluate indices of smolt condition and health. b. Validate eye pigment ratio as indicator of smolt condition, with correlation to gill sodium, potassium ATPase levels.
4. Provide technical assistance to cooperating agencies and BPA funded projects. a. Provide research and sampling design review, and laboratory analysis to cooperating agencies, for determination of physiological status of juvenile salmon and steelhead.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 04/01/00 40.0%
2 04/01/99 04/01/04 20.0%
3 04/01/99 04/01/00 20.0%
4 04/01/99 04/01/04 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $115,000
Fringe $ 34,500
Supplies $ 5,000
Capital $ 5,000
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect $ 63,650
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $231,150

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $231,150
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $231,150
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 $238,000 $245,000 $136,480 $140,574
Total Outyear Budgets $238,000 $245,000 $136,480 $140,574

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project objective 1 is updated annually based on the concerns and requests of Columbia basin fish managers and their needs. Objective 2 carries over annually and provides the long term evaluation needed to develop new management goals based on past experience. Objectives that outline tasks specific to method development (3) or evaluate particular life history stages such as rearing, are designed as single year projects (4), with the replication necessary for anadromous species generally provided by three years of release data, and should include some provision for monitoring and evaluation of adult returns.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


Assess Smolt Condition for Travel Time Analysis (ASCTTA) evaluates the effects of physiology on smoltification as related to juvenile migration of Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead. The broad approach of the project addresses research and monitoring measures of the FWP, providing physiological standards for production fish, evaluation of production practices, and assessment of environmental effects on salmon survival. Innovative non-invasive methods for smolt assessment, designed for field application, are developed and validated against standard biochemical procedures by rigorous replication and correlation. Smolt assessment is conducted in cooperative efforts between production, research, and management agencies to determine strategies to improve smolt-to-adult survival. A comprehensive database is maintained. The project assists in the design of monitoring or research experiments to provide specific answers to management questions regarding smolt development and its effect on the success of juvenile migrants. Current tasks include a review of rearing practices at ASCTTA reference hatcheries to determine practices that promote smoltification. Central to this evaluation is a determination of causes of residualism and precocity leading to reduced numbers of migrants and migration rates, factors leading to negative interactions between hatchery and wild fish. Development of non-invasive methods has become more critical because of listings under the Endangered Species Act. Demands for our technical assistance have increased as agencies institute changes in rearing and management practices that require physiological monitoring to determine the effects on smoltification.

Reviews and Recommendations

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