Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199306000

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 Evaluate Columbia River Select Area Fisheries
BPA Project Proposal Number 199306000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Washington Dept. Fish & Wildlife, Clatsop County Economic Development Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW, WDFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul Hirose
Mailing Address 17330 SE Evelyn St.
City, State, Zip Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone 5036572000 251
Fax 5036572095
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Lower Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Protect depressed stocks by determining the feasibility of creating and expanding select area (terminal) fisheries to allow harvest of strong anadromous salmonid stocks.
Target Species All ESA “listed” salmon species and candidate species

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. Determine suitability of various sites for rearing and release of salmon a. Conduct water quality monitoring program
. b. Collect and analyze homing and straying information from current net pen programs
2. Determine the potential for various sites for harvest of target and non-target fish stocks a. Continue limited test fishing during spring and fall periods
. b. Initiate and evaluate commercial and recreational select area fisheries
3. Continue feasibility investigation of cooperative sport fishery harvest in select fishing areas a. Meet with sports spokes groups
. b. Review literature pertinent to sport harvest in select area off-channel locations
. c. Determine harvest potential of sport fisheries
. d. Describe effect of shifting various levels of historic mainstem lower Columbia River sport fisheries
. e. Re-evaluate initial list of sites in terms of sport harvest potential
4. Evaluate suitability of various anadromous fish stocks for use in select area fishing sites a. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes for spring chinook in Oregon and Washington
. b. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes for Select Area Bright fall chinook in Oregon
. c. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes of early stock lower Columbia River coho in OR & WA
5. Coordinate activities with WDFW, ODFW, CEDC, BPA, NMFS, and Salmon For All (SFA) a. Coordinate all objectives and tasks undertaken jointly to ensure complementary products and minimal overlap of actions
. b. Co-host bimonthly coordination meetings of involved or interested parties to further develop work plans and report on progress
. c. Promote dialogue and participation in all projects that are affected by select area fishery development
6. Continue construction activities to develop additional research capabilities at select area fishery sites a. Undertake initial site preparation and obtain necessary permit approvals
. b. Develop and implement rearing strategies at appropriate sites

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/94 09/01/03 11.0%
2 01/01/94 09/01/03 10.0%
3 01/01/97 09/01/01 6.0%
4 01/01/95 09/01/03 56.0%
5 01/01/93 09/01/03 6.0%
6 01/01/94 09/01/01 11.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $416,550
Fringe $159,134
Supplies $368,290
Operating $ 87,160
Capital $219,600
Travel $ 36,030
Indirect $170,766
Subcontractor $ 42,470
Total Itemized Budget $1,500,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,500,000
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 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project is most influenced by extent of budget and availability of juvenile fish. This ongoing project’s schedule has plans for annual additions of sites and increases in fish reared. Local worst ever oceanic conditions will hinder evaluation of survival rates.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


In its 1993 Strategy For Salmon, the Northwest Power Planning Council recommended that select area (formerly terminal area) fishing sites be identified and developed to harvest abundant fish stocks while minimizing the incidental harvest of weak stocks. The Council, through its Fish and Wildlife Program, called on the BPA to: “Fund a study to evaluate potential terminal fishery sties and opportunities. This study should include: general requirements for developing those sites (e.g., construction of acclimation/release facilities for hatchery smolts so that adult salmon would return to the area for harvest); the potential number of harvesters that might be accommodated; type of gear to be used; and other relevant information needed to determine the feasibility and magnitude of the program”(NPPC, ‘94). Beginning in 1993, BPA initiated the Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Project (now the Columbia River Select Area Fishery Evaluation Project), a 10-year comprehensive program to investigate the feasibility of select area fisheries in Youngs Bay and other sites in Oregon and Washington (BPA 1996). Select area fisheries are being explored as a means to increase the sport and commercial harvest of hatchery fish while providing greater protection of weak wild salmon stocks. The project is being conducted in three distinct stages: an initial 2-year research stage to investigate potential sites, salmon stocks and methodologies (1994-95); a second 3-year stage of expansion in Youngs Bay and introduction into areas of greater potential as shown from the initial stage (1996-98); and a final 5-year phase of establishment of select area fisheries at full capacity at all acceptable sites (1999-2003). The goal of the project is to determine the feasibility of creating and expanding select area, known stock fisheries in the Columbia River Basin to allow harvest of strong anadromous salmonid stocks while providing greater protection to depressed fish stocks. Water quality parameters are monitored through utilization of electronic automated probe and benthic sampling following Washington DOE and Oregon DEQ requirements. Results will be monitored and evaluated through regionally standardized and required coded-wire tagging and recovery procedures.

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 - Incomplete: Scientific justification of use of non-local stocks in particular how that relates to ESA and state wild fish policies.

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Incomplete: Describe what are the additional planned expansions and when will they occur?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,400,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Clifton site capitalization costs of $100,000 are deferred for future consideration

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal is rated adequate, however there are criticisms. The proposal does not provide good information on past results; the sponsors state conclusions rather than offer evidence; and stocks to be used for production are not specified. Further, the proposal discusses strays into other hatcheries, but not into streams. Once fisheries are developed and clientele are established, pressures may emerge to continue the program despite possible impacts. If the sponsors truly wish a commercial fishery for the Lower Columbia, the ISRP reviewers comment that this may be it -- but the proposal begs considerable improvement. Some of the listed objectives may already have been accomplished as well. The ISRP urges that an independent source conduct monitoring, and that BPA closely examine the budget. The investment of $4.1 million thus far to determine feasibility should be examined.

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 (WDFW - Olympia) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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