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
Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information System
BPA project number 9008000
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type PSMFC
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Pacific States Fish Commission
45 SE 82nd Drive
Glandstone, OR 97027-2522
BPA technical contact Tom Morse, EWN 503/230-3694
Biological opinion ID NMFS BO RPA Sec. 13
NWPPC Program number 5.0F.10
Develop, operate, maintain, and enhance a long-term Columbia River Basin database on PIT Tag information.
Project start year 1990 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 2000
Project development phase Implementation, Maintenance
Responsibility for the operations and maintenance of PIT tag equipment, and maintenance of the PTAGIS database were transfered from a BPA contract with NMFS to a BPA contract with PSMFC in 1990. The program has grow significantly in the last 5 years. It is expected to grow even more in the next five years as the Mid Columbia PUDs increase the use of PIT tags, as the Lower Columbia River projects come on-line, and as adult detection and other smolt monitoring (trawl nets, flat plates, etc) are integrated into the system.
Biological results achieved
Project has and will continue to provide critical information on survival and travel time of salmonids. These data and information are used by BPA, the Corps, and NMFS to assess the operational and construction effects of the Federal hydropower system on salmonids and by resource agencies and tribes to generate essential life history data and information on various populations of fish. .
Annual reports and technical papers
Quarterly and Annual reports addressing tagging and data entry protcol, data source input specification document and annual workshop report.
The data and information generated by this program are an essential and critical database for the regions fishery managers and researchers and water managers and developers to use in the development and refinement of management plans and strategies for salmonids and water management in the Columbia River Basin.
Specific measureable objectives
To continue to provide high quality PIT tag data and information.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Brief schedule of activities
1. New interrogation systems to be installed at John Day (1997).
2. New interrogation systems at Bonneville (1998-2000).
3. New interrogation system at the Dalles (1999).
4. Transition to new ISO tag frequency (134.2 kHz) Spring 1998.
5. Operational support for separation by code (1998-1999).
6. Adult interrogation prototype in fish ladders (1998).
7. Trawl end monitors - Spring 1998.
Summary of expected outcome
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Computer processes are established and evolving for monitoring process status.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $1,550,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $1,387,000