Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20016

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 Snake River Steelhead Hooking Mortality Study
BPA Project Proposal Number 20016
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Steve Martin
Mailing Address 401 S. Cottonwood
City, State, Zip Dayton, WA 99328
Phone 5093821710
Fax 5093822427
E-mail martiny@wwics.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Snake Lower
 
Short Description Utilizing hatchery steelhead trout and two unique research methods, assess hooking mortality of wild Snake River steelhead trout.
Target Species Snake River Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)


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: 4.1A, 7.2, 7.2A1, 7.2A.6
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 7(d), and NMFS Biological Opinion: Reinitiation of Consultation to Consider Impacts to Listed Steelhead Resulting from 1998 Fall Season Fisheries Conducted under the Columbia River Fish Management Plan and 1996-1998 Management Agreement
Other Planning Document References NMFS Recovery Plan: Recovery Team Report 1994 NPPC Snake River subbasin production plan 1990 NMFS Salmon Recovery Plan, 1995 Annual Implementation Work Plan, Vol I. 1998. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WUT: Tribal Recovery Plan: The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribes


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
Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Hatchery Steelhead Production potentially affecting mortality of wild Snake River steelhead No
9801003 Spawning Distribution of Fall Chinook Salmon Released as Sub-yearlings Abov Remote receivers in the vicinity of the Grande Ronde River will detect radio tagged steelhead and project manager will provide data downloads to us. No
Adult Chinook Salmon Radio Telemetry in the Snake River Basin. University Remote receivers in the vicinity of the Grande Ronde River will detect radio tagged steelhead and project manager will provide data downloads to us. No
WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT: The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Hatchery Steelhead Production potentially affecting mortality of wild Snake River steelhead. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Collect and radio tag adult steelhead in the Grande Ronde River for the natural environment group a. During September and October, catch steelhead in the lower Grande Ronde River with hook and line and implant a radio tag into each hatchery steelhead caught.
2. Track radio tagged steelhead in the Grande Ronde River a. Radio track (car or boat) the lower Grande Ronde River weekly from September 1 until December 1, and record location of radio tagged steelhead. Receive remote receiver data from University of Idaho and determine if radio tagged steelhead have passed thos
3. Assess hooking mortality of radio tagged steelhead in the Grande Ronde River a. After 14 days of “no movement” determined by radio tracking, snorkel the site to determine if the fish is alive or dead.
4. Collect adult steelhead at the Lyons Ferry Hatchery for the controlled environment research group a. Catch 50 adult steelhead at the Lyons Ferry Hatchery effluent with hook and line and mark and tag them (treatment group)
4. b. Catch 10 hatchery steelhead with hook and line at the Lyons Ferry Hatchery effluent and implant a “dummy” radio tag in them (control group for the fish tagged in the Grande Ronde River).
4. c. Net 50 adult steelhead from the trap at Lyons Ferry Hatchery and tag them (control group)
4. d. Transfer 110 (50 caught, +50 netted, +10 dummy tagged) steelhead to the Dayton acclimation pond
5. Assess fish survival/mortality in the acclimation pond in Dayton a. Monitor fish daily for 3 months in the acclimation pond in Dayton and record when a fish dies as well as it’s tag number.
6. Monitor water temperatures a. Install thermographs: 1) in the Grande Ronde River near the mouth where fish will be captured, 2) in the Dayton acclimation pond, and 3) in the Snake River adjacent to the Lyons Ferry fish hatchery.
7. Report findings a. Compile, analyze, and report information to peer reviewed fishery journals, project managers and agencies.
7. b. Prepare a descriptive summary of the study and findings to be presented on the WDFW internet web page.
7. c. Present findings to the public and angling groups in open-house forums.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 10/01/00 tag 50 steelhead in the Grande Ronde River x 30.0%
2 09/01/99 12/01/00 track 50 steelhead in the Grande Ronde River x 40.0%
3 09/01/99 12/01/00 Assesss hooking mortality of steelhead tagged in the Grande Ronde River x 5.0%
4 09/01/99 09/01/00 Collect 50 treatment and 50 control steelhead at LFH x 10.0%
5 09/01/99 12/01/00 Assess hooking mortality of steelhead in Dayton acclimation pond x 5.0%
6 09/01/99 11/01/99 Monitor water temperatures x 5.0%
7 09/01/99 06/01/01 Report findings x 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Fish Bio 2, 6 months. Tech 1, 3 months. (Project Manager 0.1 FTE, Principal Investigator 0.2 FTE) $ 43,500
Fringe 28.5% of Personnel Costs $ 13,398
Supplies 50 radio transmitters (@ $200), waders, rain gear, thermographs $ 15,000
Capital radio receiver ($15,000), one raft and trailer ($7,000), computer and printer ($3,000) $ 25,000
Travel 500 miles/week @ $0.34 x 20 weeks $ 3,400
Indirect 22.5% (excludes capitol equipment) $ 16,942
Total Itemized Budget $117,240


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $117,240
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $117,240
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
WDFW Used Vehicle $ 5,864 unknown
Various steelhead fishing clubs Angling $ 11,724 unknown
WDFW LSRCP Creel data $ 5,864 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001
All Phases $ 92,240
Total Outyear Budgets $ 92,240
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Inability to capture adult steelhead in the Grande Ronde in September will result in re-scheduling that activity until October. The Dayton acclimation pond has an existing water right from the Washington State Department of Ecology for 6 c.f.s from January 1 through June 1 annually. Bill Neve, water master Walla Walla, has stated that a term permit for non-consumptive use of 6 c.f.s. can be issued if the NMFS is supports the project.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Bruesewitz, S.L. 1995. Hook placement in steelhead. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Technical Report Number AF95-01. No
Mongillo. P. 1084. A summary of salmonid hooking mortality, Washington Department of Game, Seattle. No
Martin, S.W., J.A. Long, and T.N. Peterson. 1995. Comparison of survival, gonad development, and growth between rainbow trout with and without surgically implanted dummy radio transmitters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 15:494-498. No
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1987. Annual fish passage report Columbia and Snake Rivers for salmon, steelhead, and shad. Prepared by U.S. Army Engineers District, Walla Walla, Wa. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) 1994. Data for hatchery steelhead releases, 1980 to 1994. In Status Review of West Coast Steelhead from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWFSC-27. August 1996. No
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1997 Annual Fish Passage Report Columbia and Snake Rivers for Salmon Steelhead and Shad. No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 1994a. Snake River Recovery Team: Final Recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service. No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 1994b. Factors for Decline; A supplement to the notice of determination for west coast steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. No
Columbia River Inter Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFIC). 1995. WY-KAN-USH-MI-WA-KISH-WIT: The Columbia River Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Tribe. No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1998. Water temperature data for the Touchet River provided by Glen Mendel No
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. 1995-96 Annual Report: Lyons Ferry Trout Evaluation Study. Report # H97-08. September 1997. No
Wedemeyer, G.A., B.A.Barton, and D.J.Mcleay, chapter 14. In Methods for Fish Biology, C.B.Schreck and P.B. Moyle, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. No
Mazeaud, M.M., F.Mazeaud, and E.M.Donaldson. 1977. Primary and secondary effects of stress in fish: some new data with a general review. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 106:201-212. No
Barton, B.A. and C. B. Schreck. 1987. Influence of acclimation temperature on interrenal and carbohydrate stress response in juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Aquaculture 62:299-310. No
Wild Salmonid Policy: State of Washington. 1997. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Snake River steelhead trout are listed under the Endangered Species Act as “threatened”. When a species is listed, state and federal agencies are required to comply with the specific laws of the Act. Section 7 of the ESA states “Each federal agency shall insure that any actions authorized, funded, or carried out by such agency is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of an endangered or threatened species”. Because a sport fishery for hatchery steelhead exists in the Snake River basin and because production of these hatchery steelhead is funded by the federal government, compliance with ESA is mandatory. The goal of this study is to determine if the fall season sport fishery results in hooking mortality of wild Snake River steelhead trout. The proposal objectives are to catch adult steelhead trout in the Grande Ronde River using hook and line, fight them to exhaustion, and then radio track them to assess post-hooking survival. Concurrent with the assessment of this group of fish, we will catch hatchery adult steelhead at the mouth of the Lyons Ferry Hatchery trap on the Snake River with hook and line, fight them to exhaustion and transport them to a pond for post-hooking assessment. This group of fish will also have an equal number of control fish netted from the trap and transported to the pond. Catching, tagging, and tracking of fish will occur annually in FY 1999 and FY 2000 between September 1, 1999 and November 31, 1999 with a completion report in the spring of 2001. Knowledge of hooking mortality rates will allow managers to make wise decisions to provide the maximum protection to wild steelhead trout in the Snake River basin. This information is critical to Bonneville Power Administration because it funds production of steelhead as part of the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan; the steelhead fishery, aimed at catching hatchery steelhead may be indirectly responsible for mortality of wild fish through incidental harvest. The 4d rule under ESA which allows for “take” of listed species may be questioned without knowledge of management strategies to minimize or avoid “taking” a listed species. Although we are focusing research in the Snake River basin, the potential for other geographical regions in the pacific northwest faced with this issue (incidental harvest of wild fish during warm water temperatures) to utilize this research methodology exists. A final report recommending the most appropriate management strategy for the Snake River basin will be written.


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