Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199107200

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 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 199107200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul A. Kline
Mailing Address Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game, 1800 Trout Rd.
City, State, Zip Eagle, ID 81616
Phone 2089394114
Fax 2089392415
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Establish captive broodstocks of Redfish Lake sockeye salmon. Spawn adults to produce future broodstocks, eggs, juveniles, and adults for supplementation.
Target Species Snake River – Redfish Lake sockeye salmon

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): 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. Develop captive broodstocks from Redfish Lake anadromous sockeye salmon. a. Develop the technology for captive broodstock propagation to meet program needs.
. b. Trap returning anadromous adults, juvenile outmigrants, and residual sockeye salmon.While in culture; quantify survival, maturation rates, age-at-maturity, sex ratio, and gamete quality of captive sockeye salmon.
. c. While in culture; quantify survival, maturation rates, age-at-maturity, sex ratio, and gamete quality of captive sockeye salmon.
. d. Evaluate time held on chilled water (maturing adults) in relation to gamete quality, fertilization rates, and anomalies in broodstock progeny.
2. Maximize genetic diversity within captively-bread sockeye salmon broodstocks a. Establish spawning matrices in consultation with NMFS and the program technical oversight committee.
. b. Produce genetically defined progeny for use in multiple release strategies to Stanley Basin lakes.
. c. Take samples for genetic analysis from all wild sockeye salmon incorporated in the program
3. Determine the efficacy of cryopreservation as a tool for meeting program goals. a. Cryopreserve milt from specific wild and broodstock sockeye salmon.
. b. Conduct fertilization trials using cryopreserved milt from captive broodstock adults.
. c. Maintain cryopreserved archives at three locations to spread the risk of loss from catastrophic events.
. d. Produce “designer broodstocks” from cryopreserved milt to broaden the genetic base in future brood years.
4. Describe O. nerka population characteristics for Stanley Basin lakes in relation to carrying capacity, supplementation efforts, and species recovery. a. Estimate O. nerka population variables by mid-water trawl in four Stanley Basin lakes.
. b. Trawl sufficient to estimate abundance and density by age-class.
. c. Take scale and otolith samples from trawl captures for age and microchemistry analysis. Take tissue samples for genetic analysis. Take stomachs for diet analysis.
. d. Monitor sport fisheries in Redfish Lake to determine their impact on recovery efforts.
5. Determine the contribution hatchery-produced sockeye salmon make toward recovery. a. PIT tag wild Redfish Lake outmigrating smolts and hatchery-produced progeny for evaluation purposes.
. b. Estimate O. nerka outmigration from Stanley Basin lakes.
. c. Evaluate outmigration success by broodstock lineage and release strategy.
. d. Examine travel time to lower Snake River hydropower projects and evaluate survival by broodstock lineage and release strategy.
. e. Identify location, timing, and spawning success for maturing adult broodstock sockeye salmon released to Stanley Basin lakes to spawn volitionally
6. Refine our ability to discern the origin of wild and broodstock O. nerka to provide maximum effectiveness in their utilization within the broodstock program a. Continue otolith microchemistry analyses of O. nerka with known and unknown life histories.
. b. Integrate microchemistry results with genetic information.
7. Technology transfer. a. Participate in the technical oversight committee process.
. b. Network with technical experts on issues related to culture and broodstock techniques, genetics, pathology and monitoring and evaluations.
. c. Continue efforts to develop a program management plan.
. d. Coordinate public information transfer with project cooperators.
. e. Provide written activity reports to satisfy the needs and requirements of IDFG, the technical oversight committee, NMFS, and BPA.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 50.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 9.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 7.0%
4 08/01/99 12/01/00 6.0%
5 03/01/99 09/01/99 20.0%
6 10/01/98 09/01/99 3.0%
7 10/01/98 09/01/99 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $207,000
Fringe $ 71,620
Supplies $ 65,850
Operating $131,600
Capital $ 64,300
Tag $ 17,400
Travel $ 17,250
Indirect $105,077
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $680,097

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $680,097
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $680,097
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 $680,000 $680,000 $670,000 $670,000
Total Outyear Budgets $680,000 $680,000 $670,000 $670,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No known constraints - Table above identifies fiscal year 1999 start/end dates.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Precipitous declines in Snake River sockeye salmon populations lead to their Federal listing as endangered in 1991 (Redfish Lake ESU). The ultimate goal of Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s (IDFG) captive broodstock development and research is to reestablish sockeye salmon runs to Stanley Basin waters and to provide for some degree of sport and treaty harvest opportunity. In the near term, our goal is to maintain Snake River sockeye salmon and prevent species extinction using captive broodstock technology. It is virtually certain that without the boost provided by this program, Redfish Lake sockeye salmon would soon be extinct. Captive broodstock efforts are consistent with the Recovery Goal presented in Chapter 7 of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pre-decisional Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan and with the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (7.4D, 7.4E, 7.5A.1). Since the inception of the program in 1991, all returning anadromous adult sockeye salmon, several hundred Redfish Lake wild outmigrants, and several residual sockeye salmon adults have been captured and used to establish captive broodstocks at the IDFG Eagle Fish Hatchery and at NMFS facilities in Washington State. Adaptively managed, the program generates hatchery-produced eggs, juveniles, and adults for supplementation to Stanley Basin waters. Program captive broodstock techniques reflect the Regions best protocols for maintaining maximum genetic diversity, survival, and production success. Outmigrant evaluations and adult sonic telemetry studies provide a basis for determining whether broodstock lineage or release strategy are critical to the success of the supplementation program. Program methods and results undergo constant review and discussion through the Stanley Basin Sockeye Technical Oversight Committee (SBSTOC) process. To date, approximately 30,000 juvenile outmigrants have emigrated from Stanley Basin nursery waters (through 1997 outmigration year). Hatchery-produced adults are expected to begin returning to the program in 1998. To balance natural escapement and hatchery production goals, a management plan is being prepared by SBSTOC participants. We anticipate the program continuing until successful natural spawning is established at sustainable levels adequate to achieve delisting criteria.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$680,097 $680,000 $680,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for important research on an endangered species that needs to continue and is adequately described. The proposal should clarify at what point the project will be determined a success or a failure. The development of hypotheses to be tested is weak, but could be considerably strengthened with a little more thought; a few are confounded or otherwise not testable, but many are tractable.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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