Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20012

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

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Develop New Technology for Telemetry and Remote Sensing of Fish Quality
BPA Project Proposal Number 20012
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Business acronym (if appropriate) OCFWRU

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Carl B. Schreck
Mailing Address Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU; 104 Nash Hall
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone 5417371938
Fax 5417373590
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Develop, verify, and field test a new telemetry system (named "FIELD-OP") which is triggered by fixed or mobile transmitter stations to download real-time or stored position, depth, temperature, and fish quality data to receivers.
Target Species Adult salmon, though applicable to all mid-sized or larger fish and wildlife species, with miniaturization potential for smolt-sized individuals.

Project Location

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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: Direct applicability concerning technology development: 4.2A, 4.3C.1, 4.3C.2; Examples of technology applicability, when developed: 5.6A.14, 5.9A.1, 6.1B.3, 6.1B.8, 6.1D.4, 6.1D.7, 6.1G.1, 7.1A.1, 7.2B.1.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References United Nations Law of the Sea (Agenda 21, Chapter 17)

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 the telemetry system a. Determine best implant location for fish quality probe and tag on fish
1. b. Validate fish quality probe against current techniques, independent of telemetry system, in adult fish
1. c. Perform engineering research and development for the new telemetry system
1. d. Incorporate fish quality probe into new telemetry system
2. Test the new telemetry system under controlled conditions a. Test all parts of the telemetry system for transmission, reception, accuracy, and durability independent of fish
2. b. Perform on-fish tests of telemetry system's data transmission, reception, accuracy, and durability
3. Test the telemetry system under field conditions a. Test fixed data-logging capabilities over long range
3. b. Test mobile data acquisition
4. Answer an example research question to validate usefulness of telemetry system a. Determine the relative effects of different dams and tributaries on adult spring chinook salmon quality

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 05/01/01 MicroProbe validated; FIELD-OP developed Yes 100.0%
2 10/01/00 09/01/01 FIELD-OP validated Yes 0.0%
3 05/01/01 03/01/02 FIELD-OP tested in field Yes 0.0%
4 05/01/01 09/01/02 Migration research completed Yes 0.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Includes a research asst., grad. Student, and fish-culturist; all part-time $ 39,660
Fringe Rate ranges from 1-52%, depending on position $ 14,692
Supplies Telemetry equipment $ 6,000
Operating MicroProbes, sample analysis, fish holding, etc... $ 19,050
Travel International and domestic $ 8,500
Indirect 43%, excluding tuition, equipment, and subcontract >$25,000, for Oregon State University $ 45,968
Other Tuition $ 3,820
Subcontractor Star Oddi for system development $186,000
Total Itemized Budget $323,690

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $323,690
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $323,690
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Star Oddi Development Costs (includes other external sources; only FY2000 listed) $646,000 unknown
USGS-Biological Resources Division 15% PI's time (only FY2000 listed) $ 30,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002
All Phases $317,758 $255,501
Total Outyear Budgets $317,758 $255,501

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: ESA permitting may constrain validation and field work.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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Contreras-Sanchez, W.M. 1995. Effects of stress on the reproductive performance and physiology of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). M.S. Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. No
Contreras-Sanchez, W.M., C.B. Schreck, M.S. Fitzpatrick, and C.B. Pereira. 1998. Effects of stress on the reproductive performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Biology of Reproduction 58:439-447. No
Cook, C.J. 1997a. Real-time measurements of corticosteroids in conscious animals using an antibody-based electrode. Nature Biotechnology 15:467-472. No
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Deutsch, C.J., R.K. Bonde, and J.P. Reid. 1998. Radio-tracking manatees from land and space: tag design, implementation, and lessons learned from long-term study. Marine Technology Society Journal 32:18-29. No
Foster, L.B. and R.T. Dunn. 1974. Single-antibody technique for radioimmunoassay of cortisol in unextracted serum or plasma. Clinical Chemistry 20:365-368. No
Houston, A.H. 1990. Blood and circulation, p. 273-334. In C.B. Schreck and P.B. Moyle (eds.) Methods for fish biology. American Fisheries Society, Washington, D.C. No
ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea), Anadromous and Catadromous Fish Committee. 1997. Report of the study group on ocean salmon tagging experiments with data logging tags. ICES Publication CM 1997/M:3. ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark No
Marshall, G.J. 1998 Crittercam: an animal-borne imaging and data logging system. Marine Technology Society Journal 32:11-17. No
Martin, A.R. and V.M.F. da Silva. 1998. Tracking aquatic vertebrates in dense tropical forest using VHF telemetry. Marine Technology Society Journal 32:82-88. No
Maule, A.G., R. Schrock, C. Slater, M.S. Fitzpatrick, and C.B. Schreck. 1996. Immune and endocrine responses of adult chinook salmon during freshwater immigration and sexual maturation. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 6:221-233. No
NRC (National Research Council), Committee on Protection and Management of Pacific Northwest Anadromous Salmonids. 1996. Upstream: salmon and society in the Pacific Northwest. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. Yes
Plotkin, P.T. 1998. Interaction between behavior of marine organisms and the performance of satellite transmitters: a marine turtle case study. Marine Technology Society Journal 32:5-10. No
Redding, J.M., C.B. Schreck, E.K. Birks, and R.D. Ewing. 1984. Cortisol and its effects on plasma thyroid hormones and electrolyte concentrations during seawater acclimation in yearling coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch. Gen. Comp. Endocr. 56:146-155. No
Roby, D.D, D.P. Craig, K. Collis, and S.L. Adamany. 1998. Avian predation on juvenile salmonids in the lower Columbia River. Annual Report 1997. BPA and USACE, Portland, Oregon. No
Schreck, C.B. 1972. Steroid assays and their usefulness in fisheries research. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Game and Fish Commissioners. 649-652. No
Schreck, C.B. 1981. Stress and compensation in teleostean fishes: response to social and physical factors, p. 295-321. In A.D. Pickering (ed.) Stress and fish. Academic Press, London. No
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Section 7. Abstract


We propose to develop a telemetry system (Fish In Environment Logging Data-Overtly Physiological: FIELD-OP) which includes a bi-directional tag, capable of measuring fish quality and environmental variables, being communicated with remotely, and transmitting stored data from onboard sensors. The fish quality (i.e. stress) sensor will measure in vivo and through time without handling after initial implantation. Other improvements of this system over current telemetry technology include the union of stored data with position data and the retrieval of stored data without the necessity of recapturing fish. Once developed, future application of this telemetry will allow a much less invasive understanding of affects the Columbia River system is having on adult fish quality, condition, and ultimately survival. This understanding will benefit the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program at a range of spatial scales by, for example, pinpointing problematic sections of individual dams or identifying bottlenecks to reproductive fitness in watersheds. Besides research, monitoring of the Basin to determine the effect of changes, such as dam removal, on fish quality and subsequent population numbers will be possible. Development will proceed from initial subcontract work by a microelectronics telemetry company, and validation of the physiological fish quality sensor by experimental comparison to current radioimmunoassay techniques, to controlled experimental tests of the integrated system, and, finally, field tests of the system which includes answering a simple research question to confirm the benefit of this system. The proposed work entails three years for development, validation, and testing.

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