Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 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 Select Area Fishery Evaluation Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199306000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Clatsop County Economic Development Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW/WDFW/CEDC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul Hirose
Mailing Address 17330 SE Evelyn St.
City, State, Zip Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone 5036572000
Fax 5036572095
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
Short Description Enhance harvest opportunities through creation and expansion of hatchery salmonid fisheries in the lower Columbia River while protecting depressed stocks. Develop fisheries through application of results from experimental net-pen rearing, and monitor and
Target Species Lower Columbia River early stock coho, select area bright (Rogue stock) fall chinook, Willamette and Cowlitz spring chinook are targeted for harvest. Listed and weak stocks are keyed for protection.

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: Name Mailing address City, ST Zip Phone Fax Email address
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 8.3C
Other Planning Document References Biological Opinion for 1995-98 Hatchery Operations - Lower Columbia. Consultation No. 383. Fall Harvest Biological Opinion No. 898. Impacts on Listed Snake River Salmon by Fisheries Conducted Pursuant to the 1996-1998 Management Agreement for Upper Columbia River Fall Chinook: Biological Opinion, Endangered Species Act - Section 7, Consultation. Impacts of the 1996-1998 Management Agreement for Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, and Sockeye on Listed Snake River Salmon: Biological Opinion, Endangered Species Act - Section 7, Consultation. Biological Opinion on Impacts of the Select Area Fishery Evaluation Project (SAFE) on Salmon and Steelhead Species in the Columbia River Basin Listed under the Endangered Species Act - NMFS, 1998

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
1994 Categorized, ranked and selected potential sites for further study.
1994 Established water quality monitoring programs at each selected site.
1995 Implemented coho rearing and release activities at three selected sites (Tongue Point, Blind Slough and Deep River) and expanded existing Youngs Bay production.
1996 Established fall salmon harvest opportunities in the three new selected areas and Youngs Bay in 1996, 1997, and 1998.
1996 Attained expected survival advantage from select area releases of coho.
1995 Implemented fall chinook rearing and release activity in Youngs Bay.
1995 Implemented spring chinook rearing and release activities in the three new sites and Youngs Bay.
1997 Established spring chinook harvest opportunities in Youngs Bay, Blind Slough and Tongue Point.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9702400 Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids Effects of Predation on SAFE Project. No
9202200 Wild Smolt Behavior/Physiology (ESA) Rearing Strategies Using Net Pens No
8201300 Coded-Wire Tag Recovery Coordinated CWT Recovery Program No
8906900 Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program-Missing Production OR HTC (ODFW) CWT Program for Comparison of Study Fish to Production Fish No
8906600 Annual Coded-Wire Tag Program - Missing Production WA HTCH (WDFW) CWT Program for Comparison of Study Fish to Production Fish No
20515 Mainstem Columbia and Snake Rivers (ODFW umbrella) Yes
9306000 Evaluate Columbia River Select Area Fisheries Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine suitability of the Deep River, Steamboat Slough, Tongue Point Turning Basin, Blind Slough, and Clifton Channel sites for rearing and release of salmon. a. Conduct water quality monitoring program for rearing areas in selected sites for the entire year.
1. b. Collect and analyze homing and straying information from releases at current net-pen sites.
2. Determine the potential for the Tongue Point Turning Basin, South Channel, Deep River, Blind Slough, Prairie Channel and Steamboat Slough. a. Conduct limited test fishing during spring and fall periods to determine relative abundance and timing through the area of non-target fish stocks.
2. b. Initiate and evaluate commercial and recreational select area fisheries.
3. Evaluate the suitability of various anadromous fish stocks for use in select area fishing sites. a. Evaluate the effects of various rearing regimes in Oregon for spring chinook on survival and contribution to fisheries.
3. b. Evaluate the effects of various rearing regimes in Washington for spring chinook on survival and contribution to fisheries.
3. c. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes for Oregon select area bright fall chinook on survival, contributions to fisheries, and straying.
3. d. Evaluate the effects of various rearing requirements in Oregon for upriver bright fall chinook on survival, contribution to fisheries, and straying.
3. e. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes in Oregon of early stock lower Columbia River coho on survival and contribution to fisheries.
3. f. Evaluate effects of various rearing regimes in Washington of early stock lower Columbia River coho on survival and contribution to fisheries.
4. Coordinate activities with WDFW, ODFW, CEDC, BPA, NMFS, and SFA. a. Coordinate all objectives, tasks, and activities undertaken jointly to ensure complementary products and minimal overlap of actions.
5. Continue development activities to provide for additional research capabilities at the Clifton site. a. Undertake initial site preparation and obtain necessary permit approvals.
6. Compile and report SAFE project results a. Complete 1998 annual report.
6. b. Begin 1999 annual report.
6. c. Provide detailed report to NMFS on observed and estimated impacts to listed species resulting from SAFE project activities.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/93 09/01/03 Report of measured water quality data by site. X 10.0%
1 Report of homing and straying of fish stocks considered for use.  
2 09/01/93 09/01/03 Report of relative abundance and run timing of target and non-target species/stocks. X 10.0%
2 Report of select area fishery harvest and biological information.  
3 09/01/93 09/01/03 Report on development of rearing and release strategies for all species and sites. X 60.0%
4 09/01/93 09/01/03 5.0%
5 10/01/99 10/01/00 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $501,683
Fringe $191,749
Supplies Variable costs (ie. fish food, CWTs, replacement supplies, tagging) $386,705
Operating Annual fixed costs (ie. leases and fees) $ 91,518
Capital Includes new site development. $ 88,686
Travel $ 37,832
Indirect $157,233
Subcontractor $ 44,594
Total Itemized Budget $1,500,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,500,000
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
BPA Project research $1,500,000 unknown
Commercial Fishermen Voluntary assessments $ 20,000 unknown
WDFW/ODFW/NMFS hatcheries Hatchery facility rental and fish for research $350,000 unknown
WDFW CWT tagging $ 50,000 unknown
Salmon for All Education / Promotion $ 50,000 unknown
City of Astoria Site lease $ 10,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
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 availability of juvenile fish; time lines of local permit approvals, favorable biological opinions, and FONSIs related to environmental assessments; and unforseen environmental influences.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
NMFS, 1998. Biological Opinion on Impacts of the Select Area Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Project on Salmon and Steelhead Species in the Columbia River Basin Listed under the Endangered Species Act. National Marine Fisheries Service. 15 pp. No
NPPC, 1991. Northwest Power Planning Council, 1991. Amendment to the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (phase two). 87 pp. No
NPPC, 1992. Nowthwest Power Planning Council, 1992. Strategy for salmon. Volume II. 98 pp. No
BPA, 1996. Hirose, Paul, Marc Miller and Jim Hill. 1996. Columbia River: Terminal Fisheries Research Project, 1994 Annual Report. Bonneville Power Administration: DOE/BP - 05409-1. 151 pp. No
BPA, 1998. Hirose, Paul, Marc Miller & Jim Hill. 1998. Columbia River: Select Area Fishery Evaluation Project, 1995-1996 Annual Reports. Bonneville Power Administration. 194 pp. No
Hirose, P.S. 1997. Evaluation of the 1991-1992 brood overwinter-reared coho released from net pens in Youngs Bay, Oregon. Final Completion Report prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. No
BPA, 1995. Lower Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project, Final Environmental Assessment. Bonneville Power Administration. No

Section 7. Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund for one year with medium priority
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund for one year with medium priority. Subsequent funding contingent on an extensive programmatic performance review of the project.

Comments: This project has been in progress for five years (excepting a two-year non-funded pilot project), with an investment to date of $5.6 million. It has been closely monitored by National Marine Fisheries Service, has produced an Environmental Assessment and was recently the subject of an independent peer review. Annual reports are cited in the proposal, but there is little summary material to aid reviewers. The proposal would benefit from a listing of results and accomplishments to date. While multi-year funding is viewed favorably, there should first be an extensive programmatic review of the project by ISRP or ISAB.

Specific questions and comments that should also be addressed are: The proposal is well-written and documented, with well connected and logical objectives and tasks. Methods are not so well presented, however. One of the project's strongest elements is the collaborative effort (with NMFS) to develop a more natural rearing regime and increase the quality of smolts released. So long as this project continues to maintain separation from natural stocks, it will represent a valid use of hatchery fish. Thus far, compared with traditional hatchery rearing, returns have been good in the face of low ocean survival. Use of winter dormancy and accelerated spring feeding appear promising, though it will be some time before results are realized from this experiment.

The role of avian predation, briefly referenced, is not addressed. One reason for improved survival of Young's Bay smolts may be their release down-river from a large tern colony, and any move to up-river rearing and release sites may heighten exposure of the migrating smolts to predation. Is the monthly schedule for water quality sampling adequate to address temporal variations? Details of monitoring techniques are sketchy. Given so many experimental variables (smolt size/condition, rearing density, release time and date, etc.), different fish species and uncontrolled environmental conditions, the question arises whether adequate tests have been developed to statistically account for them all in evaluating results.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Criteria 1: Met? yes - Explain how subjected to NPPC 3 step process

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? yes -

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? yes - How will mass marking affect program?

Resource Criteria 4: Met? yes -

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Defer Obj 5 =$100K. Concerns that the majority of Subregion budget going to harvest study. #6-future harvest options. #7-but loss of half the study's info.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

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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