Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199105500

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal NATURES [Formerly Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima)]
BPA Project Proposal Number 199105500
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 Thomas A. Flagg
Mailing Address P.O. Box 130
City, State, Zip Manchester, WA 98353
Phone 2065534208
Fax 2068428364
E-mail Tom.Flagg@NOAA.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Dr. Robert Iwamoto
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Develop and evaluate fish culture techniques (seminatural raceway habitat, predator avoidance training, exercise, live food diets, etc.) for a natural rearing enhancement system that increases the postrelease survival of artificially propagated salmon.
Target Species


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


Biological Outcomes of this project: 1. Increase survival of hatchery-reared salmonids 2. Produce hatchery-reared salmonids with wild-like characteristics 3. Speed the rebuilding of endangered and threatened salmonid stocks 4. Reduce negative wild-hatchery fish interactions by releasing fewer hatchery fish, while maintaining or increasing recruitment by producing higher survival NATURES fish.
Biological Data: 1. The project's experimental data indicates the instream survival of chinook salmon reared in seminatural raceway habitat exceeds that of conventionally-reared fish. 2. The project's experimental data indicates that the instream survival of predator trained salmon can exceed that of predator naïve salmon. 3. The project's experimental data indicates that the foraging ability of fish reared on live food supplemented diets can exceed that of fish reared exclusively on pellets. 4. In addition to the above, the project routinely collects data on fish length, weight, fish health, coloration, morphology, inculture survival, depth preference, social behavior, aggressive behavior, foraging behavior, and predator vulnerability.


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
1991 Developed and prototyped seminatural raceway habitat concept in 400L tanks
1992 Completed literature review.
1992 On a laboratory scale demonstrated full term rearing of fall chinook salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases instream postrelease survival.
1992 With laboratory trials demonstrated that live food supplemented diets improve fall chinook salmon foraging success.
1994 On a laboratory scale demonstrated acclimation rearing of spring chinook salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases instream postrlease survival.
1994 On a pilot scale demonstrated that full term rearing of fall chinook salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases instream postrelease survival.
1995 Completed design and physical evaluation of automatic subsurface feed delivery system.
1995 Published symposium literature review on seminatural culture strategies for enhancing the postrelease survival of anadromous salmonids.
1996 Experimentally demonstrated automated underwater feeders do not alter fall chinook salmon behavior or predator vulnerability.
1996 Published journal paper on natural rearing technologies for increasing postrelease survival of hatchery-reared salmon.
1996 Published journal paper on the effects of diets supplemented with live food on the foraging behavior of cultured fall chinook salmon.
1997 Demonstrated chinook salmon instream postrelease survival is increased by being exposed to a diverse array of live predators during culture in pilot scale raceways.
1997 Completed design and physical evaluation of seminatural raceway habitat using resin rock pavers for production scale raceways.
1997 With field trials demonstrated live food diets improve fall chinook salmon foraging success.
1997 Demonstrated chinook salmon can be conditioned to respond to the scent of a predator.
1998 Published symposium paper on natural rearing enhancement system technology for salmon culture.
1998 Completed design of an oval exercise system that can be retrofitted to production raceways to exercise fish in a cost-effective manner.
1999 Experimentally demonstrated production rearing of fall chinook salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases instream survival by 5-60%.
1999 Published paper on the effects of enriched rearing habitats and predator condition on anti-predator behavior and postrelease survival.
2000 Published paper on the effects of enriched rearing habitats on competitive ability and habitat use of steelhead


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Determine if rearing salmon in seminatural raceway habitat increases postrelease survival. d. Conduct production scale evaluations at salmon hatcheries to verify the selected seminatural raceway habitat produces fish with wild-like behavior and increased smolt-adult survival. 10 $250,000  
2. Determine if rearing salmon in raceways where food is presented in a natural manner by underwater feeders increases postrelease survival. b. Use pilot scale evaluations to determine how underwater feed delivery systems affect salmon behavior, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability and instream postrelease survival. 2 $ 6,000  
3. Determine if predator avoidance training increases postrelease survival. d. Conduct production scale evaluations at salmon hatcheries to verify that the selected predator avoidance training protocol increases smolt-adult survival. 10 $150,000  
4.Determine if rearing salmon in raceways with natural current velocities that exercise fish increases postrelease survival. c. Use pilot scale evaluations to determine how these exercise protocols affect salmon behavior, morphology, growth, pathology, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival. 3 $ 80,000  
5. Determine if rearing salmon on diets supplemented with natural live feeds increases postrelease survival. b. Use pilot scale evaluations to determine how these live food diets affect salmon behavior, foraging ability, coloration, growth, disease status, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival. 2 $ 14,000  
6. Determine if rearing salmon in raceways with natural sound levels increases salmon postrelease survival. a. Investigate quieting technology that can be retrofitted to hatcheries so that fish can be reared in raceways with natural acoustic levels. 1 $ 6,000  
b. Use pilot scale evaluations to determine how rearing salmon in natural and artificially noisy acoustic environments affects their behavior, morphology, growth, pathology, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival. 2 $ 6,500  
7. Determine if rearing salmon in raceways with full oxygen saturation throughout the raceway increases postrelease survival. a. Use pilot scale evaluations to determine how rearing salmon in full oxygen saturation levels affects salmon behavior, morphology, growth, pathology, predator vulnerability, and instream postrelease survival. 2 $ 12,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$600,000 $625,000 $551,250 $600,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel $119,800
Fringe $ 65,300
Supplies $117,600
Travel $ 18,900
Indirect $ 24,800
Capital $ 11,600
PIT tags # of tags: 6000 $ 14,400
Subcontractor PSMFC $152,600
Total Itemized Budget $525,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $525,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $525,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $500,000
% change from forecast 5.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Inflation adjustments were not made in the FY2000 forecast.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $551,250 $600,000 $600,000 $625,000
Total Outyear Budgets $551,250 $600,000 $600,000 $625,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

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Reviews and Recommendations

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