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
Live-Catch Salmon Fisheries
BPA project number 5518500
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Sponsor type Placeholder
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Biological opinion ID Research M&E Program; Hypothesis F.2
NWPPC Program number 8.3A.2
Project would attempt to prove/disprove hypothesis that conversion of Columbia River mainstem fisheries to live-catch fisheries will not increase escapements of listed alsmon to spawning areas.
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
Results of study could suggest that sport, commercial and Tribal salmon harvest management policies/practices be changed to allow improved survival of anadromous species, especially listed Snake River stocks. . In addition, the results of this study should clearly either support or counter the use of harvest management to improve salmon survival and should also direct use of available funding to those measures that are truly improving the survival of listed stocks.
Specific measureable objectives
Determine: (1) Physical feasibility and efficiency of capture of adults. This component would deal with possible locations and techniques of fishing. It would also consider means of identifying weak and strong groups; (2) biological consequences of various live-capture fishing systems. This section would deal with the species mix in the Columbia River, potential harvest gains and losses, and effects of capture systems on released fish.; and, (3) socio-economic ramifications. This section would evaluate treaty ramifications, gains and losses for stakeholders, cooperative fishing systems, market quality and infrastructure, and possible methods of compensating stakeholders (e.g., gillnetters and Tribal fishers with long-standing rights).
CONVERSION OF COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM FISHERIES TO LIVE-CATCH FISHERIES WILL NOT INCREASE ESCAPEMENTS OF LISTED SALMON TO SPAWNING AREAS.
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Brief schedule of activities
Summary of expected outcome
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|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 500,000|
* 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 $500,000