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
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
BPA technical contact ,
Biological opinion ID Research M&E Program; Hypothesis F.3
NWPPC Program number 8.2C.4
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
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
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.
ESCAPEMENTS OF COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON CANNOT BE INCREASED BY REDUCTIONS IN TROLL FISHING EFFORT OFF CANADA AND ALASKA.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
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: 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