BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Effectiveness of Squawfish Management
BPA project number 5516600
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type Placeholder
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
BPA technical contact ,
Biological opinion ID Research M&E Program; Hypotheses B.5.1 and B.5.2
NWPPC Program number
The evaluation of the effectiveness of squawfish management is an integral component of the ongoing program. Changes in squawfish age and size distributions and predator consumption of juvenile salmonids is being assessed by ODFW through biological sampling; computer modeling is the primary basis for estimating survival benefits to juvenile salmonids, including inter- and intra-specific compensation. NBS is also conducting bioenergetics modeling as an alternative, corroborating evaluation method. This project simply serves to enhance the ongoing evaluations, if necessary, to ensure rigorous and timely assessment of this program.
Project start year 1997 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 0
Project development phase PLANNING
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
B.5.1. Squawfish removal, which results in reduced numbers, reduction in mean age, and younger age structure of squawfish in segments of the migration corridor does not improve survival of smolts passing those segments.
B.5.2. Altered squawfish numbers and population structure in segments of the migration corridor does not cause increased predation by other fish species in those segments.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Brief schedule of activities
Direct assessments of the effectiveness of squawfish removals on juvenile fish survival would be desirable, if feasible. Such information even on a local scale would be complementary to ongoing biological evaluations and aid in the validation of model results.
Summary of expected outcome
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 200,000|
* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.
CBFWA funding review group System Policy
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $200,000