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
Estuary Smolt Condition
BPA project number 5517300
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; hyp C.1.5
NWPPC Program number
Smolt to adult survival in response to smolt size, abundance, health and condition.
Project start year 1997 End year 2007
Start of operation and/or maintenance 0
Project development phase PLANNING
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Long-term monitoring of smolt size, health status, condition, and indices of abundance will help managers to determine if carrying capacity of the estuary is exceeded.
Specific measureable objectives
HYPOTHESIS C.1.5: SIZE, ABUNDANCE, HEALTH STATUS AND CONDITION OF SMOLTS AS THEY LEAVE THE ESTUARY DO NOT AFFECT SURVIVAL TO ADULTHOOD.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Health status is generally assessed by measurement of physiological and immunological parameters, as well as by prevalence of microbial diseases (e.g., bacterial kidney disease, vibrio, furunculosis) and parasitic infestations (e.g. Nanophyetus sp.) of juvenile salmon. Smolt condition is generally evaluated by examining age/length/weight relationships; however, more refined physiological measures of smolt condition can be developed. Evaluation of relationships between these physiological parameters and survival will be important in determining the characteristics of juveniles that survive to adulthood.
Brief schedule of activities
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: 1,000,000|
* 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 $1,000,000