Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199305600

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 Assessment of Captive Broodstock Technology
BPA Project Proposal Number 199305600
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, DOC
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Penny Swanson
Mailing Address 2725 Montlake Blvd. East
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98112-2097
Phone 2068603282
Fax 2068603267
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Improve effectiveness and assess risks of captive broodstock programs as a tool for recovery of depleted salmon stocks
Target Species Snake River Spring and Summer Chinook Salmon, Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon, and any other listed stocks.

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: 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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine the effects of rearing husbandry on life cycle phenotypes, body coloration, and gamete quality of Pacific salmon. a. Determine effects of growth rates and body fat levels on immunocompetence, smoltification, and age of maturity in male spring chinook salmon.
. b. Determine effects of constant versus variable dietary protein and energy intake on growth, body conformation, natural spawning success, spawning behavior, and reproductive performance of chinook salmon.
. c. Determine effect of dietary treatment on survival of adults to spawning and age at maturity of chinook salmon.
. d. Determine effects of dietary treatments on the quality of gametes and percentage survival of fertilized eggs to the beginning of exogenous feeding
. e. Determine effects of dietary treatments on external coloration, body conformation, and behavior of juveniles and adult fish.
2. Develop techniques to improve fish health a. Develop antibacterial therapy to reduce mortality due to BKD in chinook and sockeye salmon
. b. Test the effectiveness of azithromycin as a prophylactic therapeutant against BKD in chinook salmon.
. c. Develop techniques for using live-food as a delivery system for drugs to treat bacterial disease in first feeding fry.
. d. Test effects of growth and nutrition on immune function in spring chinook salmon.
3. Determine homing imprinting timing of captive salmon a. Determine the timing of olfactory imprinting by juvenile sockeye.
. b. Determine the timing of olfactory imprinting by juvenile chinook salmon.
4. Describe spring chinook salmon reproductive behavioral ecology a. Investigate potential kin-based assortative mating patterns.
. b. Apply DNA microsatellite analysis to determine reproductive success
5. Determine critical genetic factors in captive broodstock a. Evaluate inbreeding depression
. b. Evaluate population differentiation and outbreeding depression

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
2 12/01/98 12/01/00 15.0%
3 12/01/98 12/01/00 10.0%
4 12/01/98 12/01/03 10.0%
5 12/01/98 12/01/03 10.0%
6 12/01/98 12/01/03 10.0%
7 12/01/98 12/01/03 15.0%
8 12/01/98 05/01/08 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $260,600
Fringe $102,416
Supplies $ 78,322
Capital $ 3,200
Travel $ 13,600
Indirect $140,224
Subcontractor $575,500
Other $ 26,138
Total Itemized Budget $1,200,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,200,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,200,000
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 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None anticipated.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


In response to Task 4.1.c in the NMFS Proposed Recovery Plan and to Measure 7.4D.1 in the NPPC F & W Program, this research project develops information needed to overcome some of the problems that limit the yield of viable offspring from Pacific salmon stocks reared in captivity and assesses some of the genetic consequences of captive broodstock programs. While basic fish husbandry techniques are well established and widely used for rearing juvenile salmonids from gametes collected from returning adults and domesticated stocks of salmonids in the commercial aquaculture industry, numerous problems have persisted when rearing wild stocks of Pacific salmon in captivity throughout the life cycle. These problems include poor survival of adults to spawning, poor quality gametes, and abnormal seasonal timing of spawning. The success of captive broodstock programs for stock restoration purposes is largely dependent on producing large numbers of offspring that do not differ substantially from the founder stock in genetics, behavior, appearance, or physiology. Solutions to the problems encountered by broodstock programs are needed to maximize the effectiveness of these programs as rehabilitative tools. In addition, the reproductive success of captively reared fish must be evaluated to determine if release of captively reared adults is a viable strategy. The overall goal of this project is to develop diets, rearing regimes, hatchery practices, and drug therapies that improve survival of adults to spawning, gamete quality, and viability of offspring and that can be applied to captive broodstock programs for depressed stocks of Pacific salmon. Results from this research will be published in peer-reviewed journals, annual reports and scientific meetings.

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 - Incomplete: Since the subcontractors are the largest budget item, need subcontractors resumes and their involvement.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,200,000 $1,200,000 $1,200,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This is a good proposal with good objectives, and it ranked in the top 10 of the set. It is well related to the Fish and Wildlife Program and NMFS Recovery Plan. The abstract is good but the proposal is too long. The background and methods are also too long and detailed but are very informative.

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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