BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Live-Catch Salmon Fisheries

BPA project number   5518500

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
TBD

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTBD
 Mailing address
 Phone

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program; Hypothesis F.2

NWPPC Program number   8.3A.2

Short description
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

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
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).

Testable hypothesis
CONVERSION OF COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM FISHERIES TO LIVE-CATCH FISHERIES WILL NOT INCREASE ESCAPEMENTS OF LISTED SALMON TO SPAWNING AREAS.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints

Methods

Brief schedule of activities

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation

Risks

Monitoring activity

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 500,000
1998: 500,000
1999: 500,000
2000: 500,000
2001: 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.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $500,000