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
Canadian and Alaskan Troll Fishery

BPA project number   5518600

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 Mailing address

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program; Hypothesis F.3

NWPPC Program number   8.2C.4

Short description
Project would attempt to prove/disprove hypothesis that escapements of Columbia River salmon cannot be increased by reductions in troll fishing effort off Canada and Alaska.

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 and commercial 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) extent to which ESA-listed salmon are taken in offshore fishing around the Pacific Rim; (2) feasibility of permanent buyout of fishing effort; (3) feasibility of treaty negotiations that would permanently eliminate effort of the offshore troll fleets that contribute to ocean fishing-related mortality on Columbia River stocks. Review: (1) political and economic history of the Pacific Salmon Treaty (a.k.a. US/Canada Treaty); (2) non-catch losses associated with the troll fishery and gains in potential escapements in terms of numbers and biomass of salmon entering the Columbia River.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation


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