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Proposal 199306000: Select Area Fisheries Enhancement Project

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
July 12, 2006 Finalized Toni Miethe

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199306000
Proposal Name: Select Area Fisheries Enhancement Project
BPA Project Manager: Tracy Hauser
Agency, Institution or Organization: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Short Description: This project produces known stock anadromous salmonids for commercial and recreational harvest in Select Area and other regional fisheries.
Information Transfer: All project history and results such as rearing and release strategies, fish release numbers, coded-wire tag recoveries, smolt to adult survival rates, commercial and recreational harvest, contribution to fisheries, ,straying rates, stock composition, water quality parameters and benthic species counts, economic impact and evaluation are provided in printed annual reports available from the sponsors and electronically at the following websites: www.dfw.state.or.us/ www.wdfw.wa.gov/ www.co.clatsop.or.us/index.asp? Releases and coded-wire tag recovery-specific data is also compiled at the following website: www.rmis.org Information on harvest, impacts to listed-stocks, and seasons are presented in Joint Staff reports, Fact Sheets, and Compact Action notices prepared by the State management sections and available at the following website: dfw.state.or.us.>>>> Effects of past and proposed Select Area fisheries on listed stocks are addressed in Biological Opinions prepared by the States and Biological Assessments prepared by NOAA available at the following website: NOAA>>>> Effects of proposed hatchery production are addressed in Biological Opinions and Biological Assessments available at the following website : NOAA>>>> Hatchery operations are summarized and presented in Hatchery Genetic Management Plans available at the following websites: dfw.state.or.us NOAA>>>>
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Toni Miethe CEDC Fisheries 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 253
Astoria, OR, 97103
Ph: (503)325-6452
Fax: (503)325-2753
Email: tmiethe@co.clatsop.or.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Tracy Hauser
Ph:
Fax:
Email: tlhauser@bpa.gov
BPA COTR
Tod Jones CEDC Fisheries 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 253
Astoria, OR, 97103
Ph: (503)325-6452
Fax: (503)325-2753
Email: tjones@co.clatsop.or.us
Form Submitter
Technical Contact
Toni Miethe CEDC Fisheries 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 253
Astoria, OR, 97103
Ph: (503)325-6452
Fax: (503)325-2753
Email: tmiethe@co.clatsop.or.us
Form Submitter
Marc Miller Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife 2108 Grand Blvd
Vancouver WA 98661
Ph: 360.906.6719
Fax: 360.906.6776
Email: millemcm@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
Technical Contact
John North Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 17330 SE Evelyn St.
Clackamas OR 97015
Ph: 503.657.2000
Fax: 503.657.6823
Email: john.a.north@state.or.us
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Geoffrey Whisler Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife 17330 SE Evelyn
Clackamas, OR 97015
Ph: (503) 657-2000
Fax: (53) 657-2095
Email: geoffrey.s.whisler@state.or.us
Project Lead

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Lower Columbia ARG Province: Columbia Estuary
Sponsor Subbasin: Columbia Lower ARG Subbasin: Columbia Estuary
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
46 12 10.7 123 32 39.8 Columbia River Blind Slough, OR Clatsop, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 12 23.5 123 45 38.7 Columbia River Tongue Point, OR Clatsop, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 20 27.5 123 41 41.0 Columbia River Deep River, WA Wahkiakum, Washington Columbia Lower No
46 10 11.01 123 29 24.0 Gnat Creek Gnat Cr Hatchery Clatsop County, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 21 18.15 123 34 04.73 Grays River Grays R. Hatchery Wahkiakum, Washington Columbia Lower No
46 06 44.80 123 47 05.54 NF Klaskanine Klaskanine Hatchery Clatsop County, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 03 15.0 123 43 35.0 SF Klaskanine SF Klaskanine Hatchery Clatsop, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 05 32.6 123 46 35.0 Youngs River Youngs and Klaskanine Rivers confluence Clatsop, Oregon Columbia Lower No
46 10 11.2 123 50 13.5 Columbia River Youngs Bay, OR Clatsop, Oregon Columbia Lower Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook All Populations
Coho Lower Columbia River ESU
Chum Columbia River ESU
Sockeye All Populations
Steelhead All Populations

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Impacts to upriver spring chinook from SAFE fisheries maintained at 0.1%. Completed 2nd year of spring chinook telemetry/ATPase study to determine outmigration rate. Initiated chum avoidance program with Deep River spring chinook.
2004 SAFE commercial harvest of 10,500 spring chinook, 12,642 fall chinook, and 51,944 coho. SAFE sport harvest of spring chinook of 1,080 fish. 0.1% impact to upriver spring chinook from SAFE fisheries. Significant increase in spring chinook releases.
2003 Initiated enhanced homing experiment with spring chinook at new MERTS site at Tongue Pt. utilizing chemical attractant (morpholine). SAFE commercial harvest: 7,820 spring chinook; 8,837 fall chinook; 114,352 coho. 0.2% impact to upriver spring chinook.
2002 Added 150,000 acclimation spring chinook smolts at Blind Slough site through NOAA study (COE-funded). Initiated sub-surface feeding experiment with spring chinook. SAFE commercial harvest: 11,699 spring chinook; 8,570 fall chinook; 69,276 coho.
2001 Initiated 3-year avian-avoidance study in Youngs Bay by towing ~180,000 coho to mainstem Columbia at release. Increased spring chinook releases at Deep River. SAFE commercial harvest: 9,269 spring chinook; 3,098 fall chinook; 33,771 coho.
2000 Initiated 3-year sub-surface feeding experiment with SAB fall chinook in Youngs Bay. All spring chinook mass-marked. Increased SAFE commercial harvest: 6,496 spring chinook; 2,315 fall chinook; 61,745 coho. Upriver spring chinook impacts 0.013%.
1999 Expanded sport and commercial harvest opportunities in Select Areas. Implemented coho rearing/release at Steamboat Slough. SAFE commercial harvest: 1,955 spring chinook; 2,143 fall chinook; 22,954 coho. Minor impacts to listed ESU's.
1998 First spring chinook harvest in Tongue Pt. and Blind Slough. Added spring chinook rearing at Deep River. SAFE sport fisheries exapnd. SAFE commercial harvest: 2,258 spring chinook; 1,749 fall chinook; 24,134 coho. Minor impacts to listed ESU's.
1997 Significant spring chinook harvest in Youngs Bay (1,821). Relocated SAB fall chinook broodstock program to ODFW's Klaskanine Hatchery to address straying concerns. Initiated winter-dormancy feeding experiments with spring chinook.
1996 First adult coho harvest in new sites from experimental releases; Tongue Pt. 1,955, Blind Slough 2,301 and Deep River 2,240. Established fall chinook harvest opportunities in all sites. First spring chinook releases in Tongue Pt. and Blind Slough.
1995 Implemented coho rearing and release at three of the new sites (Tongue Pt., Blind Slough, and Deep River). Implemented water quality and benthic monitoring at all sites, and continued 3-year test fishing. Significantly increased SAB fall chinook at YB.
1994 Identified eight potential sites and selected four for development of net-pen rearing and harvest of salmonids in addition to the existing site at Youngs Bay. Conducted initial water quality monitoring and test fishing at each site.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: ODFW Restoration and Enhancement 03-022 Relationship of gill ATPase and estuarine migration of net-pen reared spring chinook in the lower Coloumbia River ODFW R&E funded spring chinook telemetry study to address concerns regarding potential competition of SAFE smolt releases.
Other: ODFW Restoration and Enhancement 05-005 and prev Youngs Bay Terminal Fishery/Select Area Bright Chinook ODFW R&E provides substantial funding for the Select Area bright fall chinook program
BPA 198201301 Coded Wire Tag - PSMFC Coded-wire tag recovery is essential for evaluation of Select Area project impacts and benefits. Sampling of Select Area fisheries is conducted by both SAFE and CWT staff.
BPA 198201302 Coded Wire Tag - ODFW Coded-wire tagging is important for evaluation of Select Area project impacts and benefits. The Select Area Project utilizes many CWT tag groups at various release sites requiring coordination of field effort and funding,
BPA 198201304 Coded Wire Tag - WDFW Coded-wire tagging is important for evaluation of Select Area project impacts and benefits. The Select Area Project utilizes many CWT tag groups at various release sites requiring coordination of field effort and funding.
Other: ODFW 52100 and prev Propagation Facility ODFW has provided funding for the CEDC propagation facility (South Fork Hatchery) since 1979.
Other: USACE W66QKZ20374368 Time of ocean entry and cean plume study This project acclimates and reelases sping chinook treatment groups at the Select Area Blind Slough site. Recovery data is provided by SAFE project sampling.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries Implement full-scale hatchery and net-pen production in Select Areas to maximize commercial and recreational harvest opportunity. Increase annual production up to 7.4 million smolts released (2.0 M CHS, 3.15 M COH, 2.25 M CHF) by 2015. Lower Columbia Strategy 15 (upper tier) 4-42, 63, 124
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries Manage Select Area fisheries to maximize harvest opportunity while minimizing impacts to listed ESU's. Provide for year-round sport fisheries and commercial harvest opportunity in winter, spring, summer, and fall seasons. Limit impacts to listed to stocks (0.15% upriver spring chinook, 0.2% LCR chum, 0.001% sockeye). Continue fisheries sampling to document impact rates. Incorporate gear, area, and time restrictions as needed to minimize non-target harvest. Lower Columbia Strategy 15 (upper tier) 4-42, 63, 124
Minimize impact of Select Area production Manage Select Area hatchery production to minimize effects on other juvenile salmon. Continue net-pen production strategies. Release full-term smolts and incorporate towed-pen releases to facilitate rapid out-migration. Vaccinate smolts to minimize disease outbreaks and transfer potential. Maintain water quality sampling to verify no negative environmental impact. Continue local stream surveys and basin-wide CWT analyses to document straying. Continue ATPase sampling and correlate with telemetry and SAR data to determine optimum size/time of release. Lower Columbia Strategy 15 (upper tier) 4-42, 63, 124

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation HGMP's Continue to develop and update HGMP's as needed 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $12,325
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Site permits and reporting requirements Receive data analysis, summarize and complete annual benthic and sediment report for Youngs Bay and Deep River sites 10/1/2006 7/31/2009 $52,306
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Build Artificial Production Facility Site preparation Expand Deep River site 10/1/2006 9/30/2007 $15,150
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Hatchery Fish Early stock coho at select area sites in Oregon and Washington Perform all activities associated with over-winter rearing and release of early stock lower Columbia River coho at Youngs Bay, Tongue Point MERTS and Deep River net-pen sites (including early rearing at Grays River Hatchery for Deep River pens). 10/1/2006 5/1/2009 $1,347,028
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
* Purpose of production program: Harvest Augmentation
* Production: # smolts released from program: 4,950,000
* Rearing: # juveniles (presmolt) into program: 4,950,000

Produce Hatchery Fish Produce Hatchery Select Area Bright Fall Chinook at Clatsop County (CEDC) facilities Perform all activities associated with producing select area bright fall chinook smolts at Youngs Bay net pens and South Fork Hatchery site. Rearing of smolts for broodstock program (~700,000 per year) will be paid for by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (see section 5). 10/1/2006 8/1/2009 $241,356
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
* Production: # smolts released from program: 2,000,000 SAB fall chinook smolts
* Incubation: # fertilized eggs into incubation program.: 4,500,000 SAB fall chinook eggs
* Incubation: # fry (button-up) produced.: 4,200,000 SAB fall chinook fry
* Purpose of production program: Harvest Augmentation

Produce Hatchery Fish Produce Hatchery Spring Chinook at select area net-pen sites in Oregon and Washington Perform all activities associated with over-winter rearing, acclimation and release of spring chinook smolts at Blind Slough, John Day, Tongue Point MERTS, Youngs Bay and Deep River net-pen sites (including early rearing at Grays River hatchery for Deep River pens and Gnat Creek Hatchery early rearing for Oregon site pens). 11/1/2006 4/15/2009 $2,203,336
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
* Purpose of production program: Harvest Augmentation
* Production: # smolts released from program: 3,600,000 spring chinook
* Rearing: # juveniles (presmolt) into program: 3,600,000 spring chinook
* Incubation: # fertilized eggs into incubation program.: 3,960,000 spring chinook eggs
* Incubation: # fry (button-up) produced.: 3,750,000 spring chinook fry

Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Collect Select Area Bright fall chinook Collect fish with live capture (tangle net) gear in upper Youngs Bay and sort the fish into net pens to hold until maturation 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $28,707
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
* # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) adults: 200
* Purpose of production program: Harvest Augmentation

Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Spring chinook tow Tow net-pen spring chinook from Deep River site to mainstem Columbia River to enable earlier release and minimize interaction with chum fry 3/1/2007 4/1/2009 $7,380
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
* # of ad-clip (hatchery origin) smolts: 1,050,000 spring chinook smolts

Coordination Coordination activities with ODFW, WDFW, CEDC, BPA, NOAA and SFA Bi-monthly meetings to coordinate all activities associated with Select Area Fisheries Evaluation and prevent duplication of efforts 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $71,147
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Identify and Select Projects Evaluate potential for new sites Continue evaluation for potential expansion for Washington sites or numbers of fish. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $621
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Select Area Fisheries Evaluation Project Complete administrative work in support of BPA's programmatic requirements for the SAFE project, including statement of work, budget, spending plan, property inventory and accrual estimates. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $103,206
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Outreach and Education Fisherman/processor contributions Examine expanding fisherman/processor contributions from all select area fisheries to assist with net-pen rearing costs. Currently being accomplished at larger SAFE sites and not in Washington. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,251
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
* # of general public reached: 20

Outreach and Education Public meetings, Compacts and Joint State Hearings Compile data and reports to conduct spring and fall informational fishery meetings, bi-state compact meetings, joint state hearings 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $56,489
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
* # of general public reached: 1,000

Produce Annual Report Annual report Coordinate with all participants to document and summarize measured water quality data by site; relative abundance and run-timing of target and non-target species/stocks ; results of select area commercial and recreational fisheries including effort, harvest numbers and stock composition, impacts to Endangered species act-listed species, biological information; releases of spring chinook and coho in Washington and Oregon select areas and Select area bright fall chinook in Oregon select areas with significant findings related to rearing and release, and development of rearing and release strategies. 8/1/2007 9/30/2009 $124,339
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Pisces Status Report Produce quarterly Pisces reports Complete quarterly milestone reporting in BPA's Pisces system to illustrate project progress. 1/1/2007 9/30/2009 $27,049
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Fishery recommendations Summarize results of select area fisheries, including effort, harvest numbers and stock composition to submit for fishery recommendations 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $3,709
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze homing and straying information Compare coded-wire tag recoveries from SAFE project fish to recoveries from other Lower Columbia River hatchery programs and summarize coded-wire tag data to determine smolt-to-adult survival and straying rates 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $18,513
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Tributaries

Analyze/Interpret Data Fishery participation and harvest Produce landing estimates for commercial fisheries and catch estimates for recreational fisheries in select areas 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $12,529
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest

Analyze/Interpret Data Monitor Select Area Fisheries Evaluation fisheries assessment contributions Review fish tickets from select area fisheries to determine level of fishermen and processor participation and contribution. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $27,630
Biological Objectives Metrics
Maximize Select Area production and fisheries
Focal Area: Harvest

Analyze/Interpret Data Run reconstruction and fishery contribution analyses Analyze and interpret coded-wire tag and scale data collected from SAFE sport and commercial fisheries, spawning ground surveys and hatchery returns. Determine SAFE contribution to various fisheries and economic value of SAFE landings 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $52,199
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest

Analyze/Interpret Data Test fishing analysis Determine relative abundance and run timing of target and non-target species and stocks 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $18,513
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Adenosine triphosphatase sampling Collect gill samples from select area bright fall chinook, spring chinook and coho for adenosine triphosphatase analysis to evaluate the degree of smoltification of a means of verifying minimal interaction of select area fisheries smolts with listed stocks. 2/1/2007 9/30/2009 $20,752
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect homing and straying information [Work Element Description Not Entered] 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $63,041
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Tributaries

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Hatchery Sampling Sample spring chinook escapement at Big Creek and select area bright fall chinook at Klaskanine Hatchery for biological data including scales, coded-wire tags, fin marks and lengths 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $12,519
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Hatchery

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Site fishery Monitoring Sample sport and commercial landings from fisheries in select areas for biological data including average weight by species, scales, coded-wire tags and visual stock identification 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $280,923
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Focal Area: Harvest

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Site test fishing Contract fishermen to conduct test fishing as needed 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $12,015
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Focal Area: Harvest

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Spawning Ground Surveys Conduct spawning ground surveys in select tributaries in Youngs Bay (Youngs River, North and South forks of the Klaskanine River, Walluski River, and Lewis & Clark River) and Blind Slough/Knappa Slough (Gnat Creek and Big Creek) in Oregon, and Deep River and Grays River in Washington. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $24,534
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Tributaries

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Telemetry Study Assist with analysis and report preparation summarizing accoustical data 3/15/2007 5/30/2008 $6,265
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Water quality monitoring Monitor water quality characteristics and benthic invertebrate and sediment samples at Tongue Pt. MERTS, Youngs Bay, Oregon and Deep River, Washington net pens. 7/1/2007 7/31/2009 $18,998
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Harvest
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

Mark/Tag Animals Mass mark and coded wire tag hatchery coho Adipose clip 100 percent and coded-wire tag representative sample of all coho releases 4/1/2007 6/30/2009 $223,276
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Hatchery

Mark/Tag Animals Mass mark and coded wire tag SAB fall chinook Left ventral clip 100 percent and coded-wire tag a representative sample of all SAB fall chinook releases 4/1/2007 5/15/2009 $87,229
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Hatchery

Mark/Tag Animals Mass mark and coded-wire tag spring chinook Adipose clip 100 percent and coded-wire tag a representative sample of all spring chinook releases 6/1/2007 8/30/2009 $189,993
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area production
Focal Area: Hatchery

Submit/Acquire Data Upload coded-wire tags and mark information Upload in-sample coded-wire tags from select area fisheries, spawning ground surveys and hatchery recoveries to the Regional Mark Information System (RMIS) maintained by Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $37,568
Biological Objectives Metrics
Minimize impact of Select Area fisheries
Minimize impact of Select Area production
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 14 FTE $645,556 $613,398 $633,227
Fringe Benefits Health, retirement, worker's comp, unemployment, Social Security, Life $264,619 $253,935 $261,353
Supplies Fish feed, fish marking, fish vaccines, bird covers, site/equipment maintenance, test fishing and towing, fish transport, misc. field supplies $445,440 $473,365 $484,213
Travel Vehicle leases, mileage, per diem $30,386 $31,376 $32,272
Capital Equipment General hatchery equipment $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Overhead 10.00, 28.79 and 35.87 percents $360,771 $345,049 $353,788
Other Utilities, licence & fees, site leases $52,096 $55,877 $56,175
Totals $1,804,868 $1,779,000 $1,827,028

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$5,410,896
Total Work Element budget$5,410,896

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
Commercial Fishermen voluntary assessments assessment dollars $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 Cash Confirmed
Mitchell Act Funds Coho pre-smolts from Oxbow, Cascade and Sandy Hatcheries $517,500 $517,500 $517,500 In-Kind Confirmed
Mitchell Act Funds Tagging and marking of broodstock coho at Grays River Hatchery $6,500 $6,500 $6,500 In-Kind Confirmed
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Fork Klasknine dam removal low-head diversion system $ 0 $120,000 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
ODFW, Restoration & Enhancement Funds for SAB fall chinook brood stock program $86,000 $86,000 $86,000 Cash Under Development
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Funds for coded-wire tag sampling work $13,448 $13,850 $14,265 Cash Under Review
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Funds for propagation facility $86,016 $123,351 $123,351 Cash Under Review
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Gnat Creek Hatchery housing maintenance and upkeep $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife South Fork Klaskanine Hatchery dam removal and screening upgrade $60,000 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Under Development
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Eye spring chinook eggs from Willamette Hatchery for increased production at Gnat Creek Hatchery $ 0 $ 0 $12,000 In-Kind Under Development
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Green coho eggs for North Fork/South Fork production increases $ 0 $ 0 $22,000 In-Kind Under Development
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Green coho eggs for North Fork Klaskanine Hatchery increased production $ 0 $23,000 $23,000 In-Kind Under Development
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Eyed spring chinook eggs from Willamette Hatchery $24,500 $24,500 $24,500 In-Kind Confirmed
US Fish and Wildlife Service Upgrades at South Fork and North Fork Klaskanine and Gnat Creek Hatcheries, 30 new net pens and misc $ 0 $1,400,000 $ 0 Cash Under Development
US Fish and Wildlife Service Production increases at Gnat Creek (spring chinook) and South Fork and North Fork (coho) Hatcheries $ 0 $ 0 $300,000 Cash Under Development
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Capital improvements of Grays River Hatchery $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 In-Kind Confirmed
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Eyed eggs from Lewis and Cowlitz Hatcheries $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $862,464 $2,383,201 $1,197,616

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$1,842,200 $1,890,300 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
The project contractors believe that the SAFE project (renamed to Select Area Fisheries Enhancement) will continue to be funded in part by BPA but will be able to attract other funding support. With present infrastructure capable of producing additional smolts at a significantly reduced cost per unit, justification for investment by other entities is attractive. CEDC is actively soliciting funding from Congress for capital improvements and some operating dollars as well as other non-governmental sources. Additional funding from BPA is likely to remain proportionally level, while accounting for modest increases due to inflationary factors. Estimated budgets for 2010 and 2011 2010 2011 Oregon $643,512 $659,498 Washington $768,972 $788,195 Clatsop Co. $429,716 $442,607 Deliverables for the level of funding depicted above would be: Smolts Released Adults Harvested (all areas) Coho 1,350,000 44,550 @ .033 SARs CHS 1,200,000 12,000 @ .01 SARs CHF 750,000 7,500 @ .01 SARs This program enables other contributions of fish of the same species totaling: Coho 1,125,000 37,125 CHF 1,250,000 12,500 The next production increases at the facilities supporting the net-pen operations would require modest capital expenditures and only minimal human resource expansion. For example, the South Fork Hatchery operated by CEDC could add 0.75 million Coho production that would utilize the existing earthen pond, if the fingerlings were available in October. The Klaskanine hatchery could provide the fingerlings with upgrades to the existing concrete pond, which is not presently being used or anticipated under the present proposal. These fish could be reared through the summer at Klaskanine then taken to the CEDC facility in the fall with no additional staffing required. Production increases of spring chinook at the Gnat Creek Hatchery could be accomplished with modifications and additional incubation, early rearing and oxygen supplementation equipment. These two steps would increase coho releases by 750,000 and spring chinook by 650,000 with only one additional FTE, plus feed, mass marking and trucking costs. Gametes are available from existing Oregon sources. The additional 0.75 million coho would cost approximately $100,000 per year, while the spring chinook would be higher at $165,000 annually. This would provide an additional 22,500 coho and 7,500 spring chinook to the program at less than $5 per adult coho and $22 per adult chinook. Further expansion of the project would require other hatchery involvement and depend upon meeting criteria under a new NOAA Biop. Additional considerations of stocks not now presently produced and harvested could extend the harvest season and generate high value fish, provided all concerns are satisfied. An example would be the late fall/winter fall chinook. These fish appear to be remnants of the earlier releases of Trask River stocks experimentally released in 1975, which seem to have colonized the South Fork Klaskanine, Youngs River and a few in the Lewis and Clark River. They are high quality and would be harvested by recreational and commercial fishers at a time of high market value and provide a fishery other than hatchery steelhead. Preliminary results of towing net pens of coho smolts out of the select areas into the lower estuary for release indicate this is a strategy likely to improve SARs. Additional studies should be done to determine the efficacy of applying this strategy to other species and other select area sites. The additional cost would in most cases require an additional tag code and the cost of contracting with fishermen to make the tows. Estimated cost per tag group per site would be $6,500. CEDC is seeking funding for multi-year towing studies from non-BPA sources.
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date
Fix-it Loop Documents
Documents Originally Submitted with this Proposal

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: Columbia Estuary
Subbasin: Columbia Estuary
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
Total NPCC Rec
$5,400,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
NPCC Comments: Joint proposal from OR and WA. Funding conditioned on the sponsors completing their submission of information to the ISRP and IEAB to address the biological and economic issues raised in the recent ISRP/IEAB joint review (ISRP and IEAB Document 2005-8), and on a favorable economic review of that information by the IEAB within one year. One measure of success for this project will be equal fishing access by Washington fishers


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
FY 2008 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
FY 2009 NPCC Rec
$1,800,000
Total NPCC Rec
$5,400,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
NPCC Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: Joint proposal from OR and WA. Funding conditioned on the sponsors completing their submission of information to the ISRP and IEAB to address the biological and economic issues raised in the recent ISRP/IEAB joint review (ISRP and IEAB Document 2005-8), and on a favorable economic review of that information by the IEAB within one year.

Local or MSRT Comments: OSPIT believes this project is High priority for funding from some budget, but the Estuary province budget will not support the dollars requested. LCRFB has ranked it as a Systemwide priority and OSPIT would concur.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable
Comments: The very good response to the ISRP review was detailed and informative, clearly indicating areas where success, improvement and collaboration may be possible or desired. Opportunities for partnerships in tagging and estuarine and plume studies should continue to be encouraged and supported. At a future review, an independent monitoring and assessment would serve to further substantiate the positive claims in the response such as in North et al. (2006). The reporting of results has been commendable and informative in recent years, with signs of adaptive management.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Response requested
Comments: This is essentially an ocean ranching plan, where hatchery fish are stocked directly into coastal areas of the Columbia estuary and harvested there on return. The technique is a unique and relevant mitigation for lost Columbia fisheries due to dams. Catch rates and benefit:cost ratios appear among the highest of artificial production projects in the basin. The proposal reviewed provided evidence of success, was well prepared, and indicated that the sponsors were receptive to previous ISRP reviews and suggestions, and responded quite well to these. Furthermore, there were positive examples of adaptive management, where some releases were discontinued based on straying rates evident from coded-wire tag (CWT) information.

While there was evidence of monitoring and adaptive management, improved monitoring and evaluation is suggested. The underlying assumption of this project is that one can continually release hatchery smolts directly into the ocean without limitation, or at least without density-dependent impact on wild stocks. This remains to be tested. No plan is presented here, and it would be difficult to develop a testable design. Nevertheless, the question on ocean limitations remains, and an attempt should be made to develop the experiment(s).

M&E might be further improved with better catch records and less reliance on coded-wire tags. Other, perhaps more reliable forms of catch reporting should be explored. Research on straying or habitat use could be possible by collaboration with other tagging studies. Fishing effort is designed to focus on areas of hatchery fish release. Nonetheless, a review of possible mixed-stock fisheries impacts may also be required, where some of the capture fisheries intercept other stocks.

A larger research issue requires investigation, in relation to ecosystem impact (perhaps involving EcoPath with EcoSim), locally and high seas. We suggest the sponsors partner with researchers to explore the impact to the coastal ecosystem and critical areas of the continental shelf where ecosystem changes may result from massive releases of hatchery fish.

Non-focal species impacts from this work may be substantial in certain areas. Impact assessment should be thoroughly conducted.

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