Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199105500

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 Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199105500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Thomas A. Flagg
Mailing Address P.O. Box 130
City, State, Zip Manchester, WA 98353
Phone 2065534208
Fax 2068428364
E-mail Tom.Flagg@NOAA.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
 
Short Description Develop and evaluate fish culture techniques (seminatural raceway habitat, predator avoidance training, exercise, live food diets, etc.) for a natural rearing enhancement system that increases the postrelease survival of artificially propogated salmon.
Target Species Columbia River spring/summer/fall chinook salmon and steelhead


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: 7.2D.1, 7.2D.3 7.4K.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan Section 4.4.c and 4.4.d
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
9701300 Yakima Cle Elum Hatchery O & M Strategies being developed under NATURES are implemented in YKFP test of supplementation. No
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery O & M Strategies being developed under NATURES are planned to be used in the Nez Perce Hatchery. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine if rearing salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases postrelease survival. a. Develop raceway habitats composed of natural substrate, instream structure, and overhead cover.
. b. Use pilot-scale evaluations to determine how these seminatural raceway components affect salmon behavior, coloration, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival.
. c. Based on these pilot-scale evaluations, select a workable seminatural raceway habitat with the greatest promise of producing wild-like fish with increased smolt-to-adult postrelease survival.
. d. Conduct production-scale evaluations at salmon enhancement hatcheries to verify the selected seminatural raceway habitat increases smolt-to-adult survival.
2. Determine if rearing salmon in raceways where food is presented in a natural manner by underwater feeders increases postrelease survival. a. Develop underwater feeding systems.
. b. Use pilot-scale evaluations to determine how underwater feed delivery systems affect salmon behavior, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival.
. c. Based on these pilot-scale evaluations, select a workable underwater feed delivery system with the greatest promise of producing wild-like fish with increased smolt-to-adult postrelease survival.
. d. Conduct production-scale evaluations at salmon enhancement hatcheries to verify the selected underwater feed delivery system increases smolt-to-adult survival.
3. Determine if predator avoidance training increases postrelease survival. a. Develop predator avoidance training protocols.
. b. Use pilot-scale evaluations to determine how these predator avoidance training protocols affect salmon behavior, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival.
. c. Based on these pilot-scale evaluations, select a predator avoidance training protocol with the greatest promise of producing wild-like fish with increased smolt-to-adult postrelease survival.
. d. Conduct production-scale evaluations at salmon enhancement hatcheries to verify the selected predator avoidance training protocol increases smolt-to-adult survival.
4. Determine if rearing salmon in raceways with natural current velocities that exercise fish increases postrelease survival. a. Develop technology to increase the water velocity in raceways to at least one body length per second.
. b. Using this technology, develop exercise protocols.
. c. Use pilot-scale evaluations to determine how these exercise protocols affect salmon behavior, morphology, growth, pathology, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival.
. d. Based on these pilot-scale evaluations, select a workable exercise protocol with the greatest promise of producing wild-like fish with increased smolt-to-adult postrelease survival.
. e. Conduct production-scale evaluations at salmon enhancement hatcheries to verify the selected exercise protocol increases smolt-to-adult survival.
5. Determine if rearing salmon on diets supplemented with natural live feeds increases postrelease survival. a. Develop live food diets.
. b. Use pilot-scale evaluations to determine how live food diets affect salmon behavior, foraging ability, coloration, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival.
. c. Based on these pilot-scale evaluations, select the live food diet with the greatest promise of producing wild-like fish with increased smolt-to-adult postrelease survival.
. d. Conduct production-scale evaluations at salmon enhancement hatcheries to verify the selected live food diet increases smolt-adult survival.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 08/01/91 12/01/05 45.0%
2 03/01/94 10/01/96 10.0%
3 08/01/91 08/01/05 10.0%
4 03/01/97 12/01/05 20.0%
5 08/01/91 10/01/98 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $154,000
Fringe $ 28,000
Supplies $ 60,600
Operating $ 28,000
Capital $ 57,000
Tag 6000 $ 17,400
Travel $ 18,000
Indirect $ 54,000
Subcontractor N.A. $ 83,000
Total Itemized Budget $500,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $500,000
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 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $600,000
Total Outyear Budgets $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $600,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The schedule may be modified when new ideas offering solutions to problems arise. The main constraints that may cause schedule changes are the level of funding and the accessibility of production-scale facilities to evaluate smolt-to-adult survival.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The overall goal of the project is to develop a Natural Rearing Enhancement System (NATURES) that allows hatcheries to produce fish that can be used to maintain the biological diversity and genetic integrity of Pacific salmon. The project’s primary objectives are to determine if seminatural raceway habitats, exercise current velocities, automated underwater feeders, live food supplemented diets, and predator avoidance training can be used by fish culturists to produce wild-like fish with increased postrelease survival. The project’s methodology includes the following steps: 1) develop fish rearing protocols, 2) evaluate each protocol on a pilot scale to determine if it produces wild-like salmon with increased instream survival, 3) refine the protocols and reevaluate them, 4) select the best protocol, and 5) evaluate its effect on smolt-adult survival with production- scale releases. The evaluation process generally takes less than 3 years to prove that a protocol increases instream survival and an additional 4 or more years to determine if the technique also increases smolt-to-adult survival. The project has already developed several fish culture practices that produce wild-like fish with a 25-50% higher instream survival than conventionally reared salmon. The natural rearing enhancement system will enable supplementation and conservation hatcheries to produce wild-like salmon with high postrelease survival that can be used to rapidly rebuild naturally spawning runs. This project will both help return a productive fishery to the river and conserve the salmonid resources of the Columbia River Basin.


Reviews and Recommendations

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