Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199204000

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 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research
BPA Project Proposal Number 199204000
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 Tom Flagg
Mailing Address P.O. Box 130
City, State, Zip Manchester, WA 98353
Phone 2069427181
Fax 2068428365
E-mail Tom.Flagg@NOAA.Gov
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Incubate and rear Redfish Lake sockeye salmon captive broodstocks. Provide pre-spawning adults, eyed eggs, and juveniles to aid recovery of this ESA-listed endangered stock in Idaho.
Target Species ESA-listed Snake River 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: 7.5A (1-3)
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9107200 Redfish Lake sockeye captive broodstock program Idaho Department of Fish and Game is also maintaining captive broodstocks for Snake River sockeye salmon to avoid catastrophic loss of the gene pool and for rebuilding efforts No
9107100 Snake River sockeye salmon habitat The Shoshone-Bannock Tribe of Idaho is conducting habitat and limnological research for rebuilding efforts for Snake River sockeye salmon No
9009300 Genetic analysis of Oncorhynchus nerke (ESA) The University of Idaho has been conducting genetic analyses of Snake River sockeye salmon No
9305600 Assessment of captive broodstock technology Refinement of captive broodstock technology is necessary to maximize potential of captive broodstock recovery programs for ESA-listed stocks of Pacific salmon in the Columbia River Basin No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. ESA-listed endangered Snake River sockeye salmon captive broodstock F1 generation rearing a. Redfish Lake stocks
2. ESA-listed endangered Snake River sockeye salmon captive broodstock F2 generation rearing b. Redfish Lake stocks

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/92 11/01/01 75.0%
2 09/01/92 11/01/01 25.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $146,200
Fringe $ 47,100
Supplies $125,400
Travel $ 20,800
Indirect $ 80,200
Subcontractor N/A $ 80,300
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 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Schedule may be constrained by population viability of ESA-listed stocks in this recovery program. If population numbers are still low by the year 2001, then captive broodstocks may have to be continued to protect the gene pools.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The National Marine Fisheries Service is maintaining captive broodstocks of endangered Redfish Lake sockeye salmon. Captive broodstock programs are a form of artificial propagation where fish are cultured in captivity for most or all of their life cycle. Implementation and refinement of captive broodstocks for the recovery of Snake River sockeye salmon are identified as priorities in the NWPPC Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (7.4A.1-3) and the NMFS proposed Recovery Plan for Snake River salmon (4.1a, 4.1c--Schmitten et al. 1995; Chapter 7--Schmitten et al. 1997). The NMFS captive broodstocks are complementary to those reared by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and are intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss of this valuable gene pool. Since 1991, only 15 sockeye salmon adults (zero to eight individuals per year) have returned to Redfish Lake. NMFS has captive broodstocks for 1991-, 1993-, 1994-, and 1996-broods (no females returned in 1992, 1995, and 1997) and has has spawned Redfish Lake sockeye salmon captive broodstock yearly since 1994. The fish are reared to full term adults in fresh well water, or from smolt to adult in a pumped, filtered, and UV-sterilized seawater system. Pre-spawning adults, eyed eggs, and juveniles are returned to Idaho to aid recovery efforts. Over 600,000 viable eggs have been produced by the program for use in recovery efforts. This captive broodstock egg production translates to a direct yearly amplification of 47-250 times the endangered species gametes taken into protective culture. The relatively high juvenile survival of first and second generation captive broodstock currently being held in protective culture should result in continued production of up to 200,000 eggs yearly in upcoming years. It is virtually certain that without the boost provided by these captive broodstocks, Redfish Lake sockeye salmon would soon be extinct.

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
$500,000 $500,000 $500,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal addresses a critical situation, as very few sockeye have returned to Redfish Lake in recent years. The size of the remaining fish population constrains what can be done, and it may be too late for captive broodstock to be effective. Nevertheless, the attempt to preserve the stock is warranted.

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 (NOAA Fisheries) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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