Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20543

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 Coded Wire Tag Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 20543
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Dept. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW/ODFS/USFWS/PSMFC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Coded Wire Tag Oversight Committee
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip
Phone
Fax
E-mail
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Apply coded-wire tags to production groups of chinook and coho salmon at WDFW, ODFW, and USFWS Columbia River Hatcheries and sample fisheries and spawning grounds, to conduct basin-wide stock assessment.
Target Species Fall and spring chinook, and coho salmon


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: Sections 7.1C, 7.2A.2, 7.2B, 7.2D, 7.2D.1, 7.2D.3, 8.4C, 8.4C.2, 8.4C.3, 8.4C.4, 8.4D
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: ESA Section 7 BO (No.383); ESA Section 7 BO:1995 Fisheries in the Snake River Basin Conducted Under the Columbia River Fish Management Plan , (Consultation Number 428 ); Biological Opinion -Impacts on listed Snake Riv
Other Planning Document References Snake River Recovery Plan 2.1.d.5; Snake River Salmon Recovery Team: Final Recommendations: Chapter III.K: Importance of Stock Identification in Managing Salmon; Chapter IV.7 Evaluation and Monitoring of Population Status and Trends (also subsections 7.c and 7.d). Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit: Review Draft,Volume 1: Section 5A - Recommendations: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and a Coordinated Information System; Section 5B - Technical Recommedations: #9) Selective Fisheries Habitat: Ocean and Mainstem; #10) Chinook Harvest Ceilings Habitat: Ocean (CWTs essential for estimating survival rates); #13) Stock-specific Concerns Habitat: Mainstem, Tributaries


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

Year Accomplishment
1990 Combined project tagging of 2.9 million fish
1991 Combined project tagging of 3.3 million fish
1992 Combined project tagging of 3.03 million fish
1993 Combined project tagging of 4.4 million fish
1994 Combined project tagging of 4.58 million fish
1995 Combined project tagging of 3.75 million fish
1996 Combined project tagging of 3.2 million fish
1997 Combined project tagging of 3.69 million fish
1998 Combined project tagging of 3.6 million fish


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9600800 PATH-Participation by State & Tribal Agencies Data from 8906600,8900690, and 8906500 used in analysis No
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation Tag coho for release in Umatilla Basin. Identification of hatchery fish from all projects in Umatilla Basin No
9306000 Select Area Fisheries Evaluation Identification of project hatchery fish in Youngs Bay fishery No
9506300 Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring & Eval. Tag coho for release in Yakima Basin and identify hatchery fish in Yakima Basin No
9603301 Yakima River Fall chinook supple. Identification of hatchery fish in Yakima Basin No
9603302 Evaluate the feasibility and potential risks of restoring Yakima River Tag coho for release in Yakima Basin and identify hatchery fish in Yakima Basin No
9604000 Evaluate the feasibility and risks of coho reintroduction in Mid-Colum Identification of hatchery fish in Wenatchee and Methow Basins No
8805304 Monitor actions implemented under the Hood River Production Program Identification of project hatchery fish in Hood River Basin No
9144 Monitor natural escapement and productivity of John Day Basin spring Identification of project hatchery fish in John Day Basin No
20543 Coded Wire Tag Program Yes
8906600 Annual Stock Assessment -Coded Wire Tag Program (WDFW) Yes
8900690 Annual Stock Assessment_Coded Wire Tag Program (ODFW) Yes
8906500 Annual Stock Assessment- Coded Wire Tag Program (USFWS) Yes
8201300 Coded Wire Tag Recovery Program (PSMFC) Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Tag representative groups of chinook and coho at WDFW, ODFW, and USFWS Columbia Basin Hatcheries. . See individual projects, 8906600, 8906900, and 8906500 for tasks.
2. Perform quality control checks on tagged fish prior to release, enter all data generated from tagging and submit to PSMFC . See individual projects, 8906600, 8906900, and 8906500 for tasks.
3. Sample Columbia River fisheries in Oregon and Washington, and coastal fisheries in Oregon, at a minimum rate of 20%. Sample returning adults to Columbia Basin hatcheries, and representative spawning grounds. Collect biological data and remove snouts. . See project 8201300 and other projects for tasks.
4. Extract tags from snouts, decode tags and report data to PSMFC. . See individual projects, See individual projects, 8906600, 8906900, and 8906500 for tasks.
5. Collate data, assign expansion factors based on sampling rate, and enter into PSMFC data base . See tasks for project 8201300
6. Analyze survival and distribution data and report results in Annual Reports or refereed journals. . See tasks for projects 8906600, 8906900, and 8906500.
7. Evaluate technical, logistical and biological feasibility of using alternative marking techniques and report results. . See tasks for project 8906900.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 07/01/00 See individual projects as they differ somewhat All tagging complete 12.0%
2 10/01/99 07/01/00 See individual projects as they differ somewhat All quality control checks complete 1.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 See project 8201300 Sampling of hatcheries, spawning grounds, ocean and river fisheries complete 45.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 See project 8201300 Snouts removed from all identified fish and tags decoded 10.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 See project 8201300 Data collated, analyzed and reported 15.0%
6 05/01/00 12/01/00 See individual projects as there are some individual differences Analyze and report survival and distribution 15.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/00 See project 8906900 Evaluate technical and feasibility of using alternative marks 2.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel See individual projects for detail $ 0
Fringe See individual projects for detail $ 0
Supplies See individual projects for detail $ 0
Operating See individual projects for detail $ 0
Capital See individual projects for detail $ 0
NEPA See individual projects for detail $ 0
Construction See individual projects for detail $ 0
Travel See individual projects for detail $ 0
Indirect See individual projects for detail $ 0
Other PSMFC Administration fee $ 0
Subcontractor See individual projects for detail $169,783
Total Itemized Budget $169,783


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $169,783
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $169,783
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

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Production and release of hatchery salmonids in the Columbia Basin is regulated by NMFS under ESA. Specific groups depend on funding for the production and tagging of hatchery salmon in Washington and Oregon and for the sampling for tagged fish.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Byrne, J., H.J. Fuss and C. Ashbrook. 1998. Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program, Washington Missing Production Groups. Annual Report 1997. DOE/BP01873, Bonneville Pwer Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon No
Byrne, J., H.J. Fuss and C. Ashbrook. 1997. Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program, Washington Missing Production Groups. Annual Report 1996. DOE/BP01873, Bonneville Pwer Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon No
Fuss, H.J. 1996. Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program, Washington Missing Production Groups. Annual Report 1995. DOE/BP01873, Bonneville Pwer Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon No
Fuss, H.J. 1995. Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program, Washington Missing Production Groups. Annual Report 1994. DOE/BP01873, Bonneville Pwer Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon No
Fuss, H.J., R. Fuller 1994. Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program, Washington Missing Production Groups. Annual Report 1993. DOE/BP01873, Bonneville Pwer Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon No
Blankenship, L. 1981. Coded-wire tag loss study. Washington Department of Fisheries, Technical Report No. 65, Olympia, Washington No
Hankin, D.G. and S. M. Mohr. 1990. Determination of levels of coded-wire taging needed to support time/area harvest management. Final contract report to Klamath River Technical Advisory Team. No
Jefferts, K.B.,P.K. Bergman, and H.F. Fiscuss. 1963. A code-wire identification system for macro organisms. Nature 198: 460-462. No
Jenkinson, D.W. and H.T. Bilton. 1981. Additional guidelines to marking and coded-wire tagging of juvenile salmon. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 1051. 24 pp. No
Lewis, M.A. 1996. Stock assessment of anadromous salmonids. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, annual Progress Report, Portland, Oregon. No
Lewis, M.A. 1996a. Review of capacity utilization at ODFW salmon hatcheris. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Information Report 96-8, Portland, Oregon. No
Lewis, M.A. C. Mallette, and W.M. Murray. 1997. Annual coded-wire tag program, Oregon missing production groups. Annual Report 1996, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) 1995. Hatchery methodology workshop. Held January 10th through 12 th 1995. Seattle, Washington. No
Reisenbichler, R. R. and N.A. Hartman. 1978. Effect of number of marked fish and years of repetition on precision in studies of contribution to a fishery. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Information Report 78-2, Portland, Oregon. No
Johnson, J.K. and R.N. Thompson. 1989. Status of chinook and coho salmon stock identification efforts for Pacific coastal production areas of the U.S. and Canada. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. 328 pp. Submitted to USFWS, Project AFS-125- No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goal of the coded-wire tag program is to tag a statistically valid number of coho and chinook salmon from each hatchery such that accurate estimates of survival and distribution in the ocean and spawning grounds can be made. These data will allow for more accurate assessments of the proportion of wild and hatchery stocks in the Basin and further allow for valid statistical comparisons to be made among project groups. For among group comparisons, release numbers of coded-wire tagged fish have been calculated to have sufficient power such that the probability of detecting a 50% difference in survival among groups is p= 1-0.95/2. Survivals of fish released in this project can used for comparison with coded-wire tag groups originating from other projects throughout the region. Another goal of this project is to evaluate the technical and biological feasibility of alternative marking technologies. Each coded wire tag group (30,000-200,000 fish) represents a portion of the total hatchery production for the species. Thus, the roughly 2.5 million tagged chinook and 0.5 million tagged coho represent approximately 35 million untagged hatchery fish . Multiple tag groups at each hatchery represent different production scenarios, such as one portion of the production released at a different time or size than another portion. Also, several coho tag groups represent production that is transported off-station and released into other river systems, such as the Klickitat,Yakima, Wenatchee, or Methow rivers. This production is keyed to meeting obligation under U.S. v. Oregon. The expected outcome of this project is to provide a long and consistent time series of survival and distribution data that can be used to measure trends in abundance of hatchery fish and be used as surrogate data for critical wild stocks. These outcomes are possible by tagging adequate numbers of fish (30,000 to 50,000 coho and 50,000-200,000 chinook) and by providing adequate sampling regimes in coastal and Columbia River fisheries ( 20% or greater sampling rates) as well as adequate sampling rates on spawning grounds, at dams, and at hatcheries. The project is consistent with the Fish and Wildlife Program goals for monitoring and evaluation (Section 3), restoration of wild stocks (Sections 4 & 7), increased hatchery effectiveness (Section 7), improved passage around dams (Sections 5 & 6) and improved stock assessment and harvest management (Section 8). This project is expected to contribute to these goals by providing annual monitoring, as well as a long-term, consistent data base that contributes to modeling efforts such as used in the PATH project. These data will ultimately be used to address critical uncertainties identified in the Fish and Wildlife Program as well as for managing the Columbia River.


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