Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199801400

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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

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Ocean Survival Of Juvenile Salmonids In The Columbia River Plume
BPA Project Proposal Number 199801400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Michael H. Schiewe
Mailing Address 2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98112
Phone 2068603270
Fax 2068603267
E-mail michael.schiewe@noaa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Ed Casillas
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia River Estuary
Subbasin Mainstem Columbia
 
Short Description Measure the effects of time of entry, smolt quality, food habits, growth, and health status of juvenile coho and chinook salmon on survival in relation to oceanographic features of the ocean environment associated with the Columbia River plume.
Target Species


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


Biological Outcomes of this project: 1) Determine distribution and abundance of salmonids in the Columbia River plume and off coastal Oregon and Washington. 2) Relate growth, bioenergetic health, pathogen burden, and genetic stock composition of outmigrating wild and hatchery juvenile chinook and coho salmon to oceanographic conditions in the Columbia River plume. 3) Identify prey fields (biomass and species composition) in and around the Newport Hydrographic Line and in the Columbia River plume and to the north of the plume in coastal waters of Washington. 4) Link food habits of juvenile salmon inside and outside of the Columbia River plume. 5) Relate differences in growth of juvenile chinook salmon and coho salmon to the historical record.
Biological Data: 1) Abundance and distribution of of juvenile chinook and coho salmon, and associated nektonic community off Oregon and Washington. 2) Growth, bioenergetic health, pathogen burden, and genetic stock composition of outmigrating wild and hatchery juvenile chinook and coho salmon 3) Biomass and species composition of prey fields off Oregon and Washingotn 4) Food habit/fish stomach content of juvenile salmon . 5) Oceanographic conditions associated with the Columbia River plume and coastal marine waters off Oregon and Washington.


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
1998 Conducted 2 trawl surveys in and around the Columbia River plume- June and September
1999 1998 Cruise Reports completed and submitted
1999 Conducted 3 trawl surveys in and around the Columbia River plume- May, June, and September
1999 Developed data base
2000 1999 Cruise Reports completed and submitted
2000 Publication: Recent changes in the pelagic nekton community off Oregon and Washington in relation to some physical oceanographic conditions. (in press) NPAFC Bull. No. 2.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1) Physical characterization of Columbia River plume, estuary, and near-shore environment Integrated numerical modeling and real-time data acquisition of circulation and physical water properties in the Columbia River estuary $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

n/a or no information


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Physical characterization of Columbia River plume, estuary, and near-shore environment a. Integrated numerical modeling and real-time data acquisition of circulation and physical water properties in the Columbia River estuary 1 $110,000 x
b. Integrated vessel observations and numerical modeling of circulation and physical water properties in the Columbia River plume and nearshore environment 1 $100,000 x
c. Analysis of variability of present and historical river flow data, and estimation of suspended particulate matter (SPM) using an existing rating curve 1 $105,000 x
2. Biological characterization of Columbia River plume and near-shore environment a. Measure nutrient concentrations, phytoplankton biomass and zooplankton abundance and species composition in the plume and nearshore environments 1 $ 60,000 x
b. Compare results to historical data collected off the central OR and WA coasts and in the plume in 1970s and 1980s 1 $ 35,000  
c. Relate variations in seasonal cycles of plankton abundance to interannual variations in date of spring transition, coastal upwelling strength and size of plume 1 $ 20,000  
3. Collect fishes and associated biological and physical information a. Contract commercial fishing vessel 1 $120,000 x
4. Assess salmon growth and health in nearshore ocean habitats off the Columbia River a. Measure fish and acquire tissue samples to measure growth rates, bioenergetic status, genetic composition and pathogen load and prevalence 1 $ 20,000  
b. Assess growth, genetic, bioenergetic status, and pathogen prevalence of juvenile coho and chinook salmon 1 $125,000  
c. Identify relationships among growth, health, and nearshore ocean conditions in relation to the Columbia River plume 1 $ 25,000  
d. Conduct retrospective analysis of juvenile coho salmon growth during ocean age 1 and 2 using data collected by Fisher and Pearcy (1988) 1 $ 30,000 x
e. Identify relationships among growth and health status between naturally-produced and hatchery-reared juvenile salmon and nearshore ocean conditions 1 $ 15,000  
5. Assess juvenile salmon food habits a. Collect stomach contents of juvenile salmon in the nearshore ocean off the Columbia River 1 $ 10,000  
b. Perform stomach analysis 1 $ 30,000 x
c. Identify relationships between food habits, ocean conditions in and around the Columbia River plume, and prey fields for juvenile coho and chinook salmon 1 $ 20,000  
6. Report results a. Create text, tables, and figures and report results 1 $ 20,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$600,000 $850,000 $700,000 $850,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel $ 82,100
Fringe $ 29,200
Supplies $ 88,400
Travel $ 9,500
Indirect $ 49,700
Subcontractor $575,000
Other Rent, communications,utilities $ 11,100
Total Itemized Budget $845,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $845,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $845,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $830,000
% change from forecast 1.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Charges to the budget reflect costs to assess genetic stock composition, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) concentrations, and pathogen prevalence in juvenile salmon sampled from marine waters associated with the Columbia River plume. Genetic analyses of samples were previously covered under a different project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of this information to this project specifically. IGF-1 concentration are a revolutionary approach to evaluate recent growth histories of individual juvenile salmon and is consistent with the scope of the project. Similarly, pathogen loads reflect on the health of juveniles and is also within the scope of the project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of these items to this project specifically. Charges to the budget have been shifted to minimize the impact.


Reason for change in scope

No change in the scope of the work has been proposed.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $850,000 $850,000 $700,000 $600,000
Total Outyear Budgets $850,000 $850,000 $700,000 $600,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$845,000
Comment:
The changes to the budget reflect costs to assess genetic stock composition, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) concentrations, and pathogen prevalence in juvenile salmon sampled from marine waters associated with the Columbia River plume. Genetic analyses of samples were previously covered under a different project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of this information to this project specifically. IGF-1 concentration are a revolutionary approach to evaluate recent growth histories of individual juvenile salmon and is consistent with the scope of the project. Similarly, pathogen loads reflect on the health of juveniles and are also within the scope of the project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of these items to this project specifically. Charges to the budget have been shifted to minimize the impact.

No change in the scope of the work has been proposed. This project was funded under the NMFS ESA placeholder in FY 2000.


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
CBFWA comment: The changes to the budget reflect costs to assess genetic stock composition, insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) concentrations, and pathogen prevalence in juvenile salmon sampled from marine waters associated with the Columbia River plume. Genetic analyses of samples were previously covered under a different project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of this information to this project specifically. IGF-1 concentration is a revolutionary approach to evaluate recent growth histories of individual juvenile salmon and is consistent with the scope of the project. Similarly, pathogen loads reflect on the health of juveniles and are also within the scope of the project. Some costs are being shifted to this project to reflect the importance of these items to this project specifically. Charges to the budget have been shifted to minimize the impact. No change in the scope of the work has been proposed. This project was funded under the NMFS ESA placeholder in FY 2000.

BPA response: The work is funded through the ESA set aside that was established under the MOA. The work is an ongoing effort and project 199702600 is now incorporated into this project (see above). We anticipate the project will continue for another 8 years and we are currently finalizing plans to add a broader ocean research project covering Canadian and Alaskan waters beginning in the fall of 2000. We anticipate the addition will be deemed by NMFS to be required under the 1995 BiOp and is consistent with the Draft 2000 BiOp.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$845,000
Comment:
Fund from ESA placeholder per BPA comment.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,827,962
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,890,113
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,890,113
Sponsor (NOAA Fisheries) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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