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
Refinement of Marking Methods for YKFP

BPA project number   9506401

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
WDFW

Sponsor type   WA-State/Local Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameBill Hopley
 Mailing addressWashington Dept of Fish & Wildlife
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
 Phone360/902-2749

BPA technical contact   Kelly Kittel, EWN 503/230-5199

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   7.4K.1

Short description
Identify, evaluate and develop a suite of marking tags that can satisfy the needs of the YKFP. This task is critical to success of the YKFP.

Project start year   1989    End year   1997

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation.

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
9506400, 9506502, 9506403, 9506404, 9506405

Project history
The success of the YKFP relies on the ability to discriminate individual fish to one of eighteen treatment replicators while maintaining the ability to release capitve fish at any point in their life history. This project will determine the best marking method to use in the YKFP.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
These reports are from task orders no longer in effect; other reports are presented with the specific task order form.

Busack, C., C. Knudsen, A. Marshall, S. Phelps, and D. Seiler. 1991. Yakima Hatchery Experimental Design, Annual Progress Report. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. DE-BI79-89BP00102

Washington Department of Fisheries. 1992. Yakima Hatchery Experimental Design, Annual Progress Report. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. DE-BI79-89BP00102

Hoffman, A., C. Busack, and C. Knudsen. 1995. Experimental Designs for Testing Differences in Survival Among Salmonid Populations. Final report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Or. IN PRESS

Kapuscinski, A. and L. Miller. 1993. Genetics hatchery guidelines for the Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project; Public review draft. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Or.

Currens, K. and C. Busack. 1995. A Framework for Assessing Genetic Vulnerability. Fisheries 20(12): p. 24

Management implications
Will enable the YKFP to meet project objectives for benign recovery of data from individual fish.

Specific measureable objectives
Recover marked fish reared in salt water net pens and examine for marks.

Testable hypothesis
Marks are durable.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
None identified.

Methods
Survey only, no experimental applications proposed.

Brief schedule of activities
Recover fish from salt water net pens in September and October 1996 and 1997. Examine for presence of marks placed on fish as juveniles.

Biological need
Develop benignly recoverable marks to achieve experimental, ecological, and genetic objective of the YKFP.

Critical uncertainties
A critical uncertainty identified in the YKFP Project Status Report is that a marking method is available that is benignly recoverable.

Summary of expected outcome
Description and selection of the marking/tagging method to be used in the YKFP.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
None

Risks
None, all biological developmental work has been completed using non-critical fish stocks.

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
1996: 410,610
Obligation: 410,610
Authorized: 0
Planned: 410,610
1997: 25,000

* 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   Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $25,000

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $25,000