Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199702600

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 Identify Marine Fish Predators of Salmon and Estimate Predation Rates
BPA Project Proposal Number 199702600
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 Robert L. Emmett
Mailing Address NMFS, NWFSC, HMSC 2030 S Marine Science Drive
City, State, Zip Newport, OR 97365
Phone 5418670109
Fax 5418670389
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Ocean/estuary
Short Description Identify, monitor, assess, and quantify the number of juvenile salmonids (some ESA listed stocks) consumed by marine fish predators in marine waters off the Columbia River.
Target 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. Identify, monitor, assess, and quantify the number of juvenile salmonids consumed by marine fish predators in waters off the Columbia River a. Collect marine fish predators by mid-water and surface trawling off the mouth of the Columbia River
. b. Perform stomach analysis of collected marine fish predators.
2. Evaluate the relationships between the time of juvenile salmonid ocean entry, ocean environmental conditions, and predation rate. a. Identify the relationship between ocean environmental conditions (salinities, temperatures, season) and the arrival of marine fish predators.
. b. Identify relationships between timing of salmonid ocean entry (from tagged groups), the number of marine fish predators and ocean survival.
3. Document research results a. Create tables, figures, and text for report.
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Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 10/01/99 75.0%
2 04/01/99 12/01/99 15.0%
3 10/01/99 12/01/00 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 54,100
Fringe $ 19,000
Supplies $ 1,800
Operating $ 1,200
Travel $ 1,800
Indirect $ 22,700
Subcontractor $100,000
Total Itemized Budget $200,600

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $200,600
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $200,600
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

All Phases $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This project is dependent on contracting a commercial fishing vessel.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Ocean survival of salmonids from the Columbia River and other Pacific Northwest rivers has declined markedly in the last 15 years. Although specific factors causing reduced survival are poorly understood, predation by large marine fishes (hake and mackerel) is suspected to be a major factor. Of particular note has been the increasing abundance of Pacific mackerel off the Oregon coast in recent years. To better understand the role of large marine fishes as a potential source of mortality of juvenile salmon, we propose to collect these fishes off the mouth of the Columbia River, estimate their abundance, and determine their feeding habits. Fish will be collected by mid-water trawl from April through September using a chartered commercial fishing vessel for 2 days every 2 weeks. A representative sample of these large marine fish will be identified, measured, weighed, and their stomach contents retained for analysis. We expect to collect a minimum of 100-200 stomachs per predator species during each sampling cruise, from which we will estimate the number of salmonids these fish consume. In addition to collecting predators, we will monitor selected oceanographic conditions (salinity, temperature, and chlorophyll a) to begin to describe the environmental factors associated with high rates of predation.

Reviews and Recommendations

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