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Proposal 198201301: Coded-Wire Tag Recovery

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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
January 10, 2006 Finalized Ken Johnson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198201301
Proposal Name: Coded-Wire Tag Recovery
BPA Project Manager: Jamie Swan
Agency, Institution or Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Short Description: Recovery of CWTs from salmonids sampled in the commercial/sport fisheries (Columbia R and Oregon ocean), spawning grounds and hatcheries. Provides critical stock identification information required to evaluate the status of Columbia Basin stocks.
Information Transfer: This project provides primary quantitative stock identification data on a regional basis that are managed by PSMFC's Regional Mark Processing Center. Public access to the regional CWT data is via the internet : www.rmis.org. Data retrievals are done using the Mark Center's 'Regional Mark Information System' (RMIS). The CWT recovery data are used to produce a variety of products and specific reports. Some of these reports are produced by the CWT Recovery Program. Most, however, are a secondary product of agency programs that rely on CWT data for carrying out their specific duties and responsibilities. This includes stock and hatchery evaluations, and harvest management analyses. Only general product descriptions are listed here: 1) Age and stock composition for all Columbia River mainstem and tributary fisheries; 2) Run reconstruction for all major salmonid stock and ESA listed substocks returning to the Columbia River; 3) Survival and harvest rates for specific salmon stocks; 4) Preseason forecasts for all major salmonid stocks and ESA substocks. 5) Historical databases for Columbia River salmon stocks. 6) Annual status reports summarizing fish runs, population status, fisheries, and escapements.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Ken Johnson Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3144
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: ken.johnson@psmfc.org
Form Submitter Also PSMFC Subcontract: Project Lead for Regional Mark Processing Center
All Assigned Contacts
Wolf Dammers Washington Department Fish and Wildlife 2108 Grand Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98661-4624
Ph: 360.906.6709
Fax: 360.906.6777
Email: dammewhd@dfw.wa.gov
Project Lead
Subcontract: WDFW's Columbia River sampling program
Ken Johnson Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3144
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: ken.johnson@psmfc.org
Administrative Contact
Also PSMFC Subcontract: Project Lead for Regional Mark Processing Center
Christine Mallette Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife 17330 SE Evelyn Street
Clackamas, OR 97015
Ph: 503-657-2000 ext 307
Fax: 503-657-2049
Email: christine.mallette@state.or.us
Project Lead
ODFW Subcontract: Clackamas Tag Lab
Kevleen Melcher Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife 17330 SE Evelyn Street
Clackamas, OR 97015
Ph: 503-657-2000 ext 252
Fax: 503-657-2095
Email: kevleen.a.melcher@state.or.us
Project Lead
ODFW subcontract: Columbia River CWT Sampling Program
Eric Schindler Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife 2040 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Ph: 541-867-0300 ext 252
Fax: 541-867-0311
Email: eric.d.schindler@state.or.us
Project Lead
ODFW Subcontract: Oregon Ocean CWT Sampling Program
Nancy Walters Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503-595-3228
Fax: 503-595-3232
Email: nancy_walters@psmfc.org
Contract Manager

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mainstem/Systemwide ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Systemwide ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Columbia River Basin Mainstem Columbia River and major tributaries , Oregon Systemwide No
Columbia River Basin Mainstem Columbia River and major tributaries , Washington Systemwide No
Pacific Ocean off Oregon Oregon Coastal Ports including the Buoy 10 (Columbia R.) Fishery , Oregon Systemwide No

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

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 **This program has five distinct projects; each of which has different objectives and thus accomplishments. Given the limit of 255 character, a single year is used for each project. 2005 results are typical for any given year since program began in 1982
2004 1. WDFW–Col.R. Sampling: 2004 comm./sport fisheries sampled at minimum 20% rate, stratified by weeks and catch areas. 82,735 fish sampled; 4,899 snouts taken. Snouts to Tag Lab; Data to ODFW & Mark Center. Run reconstruction & pre-season forecasts done.
2003 2. ODFW – Columbia R. Sampling: 2004 commercial/sport fisheries sampled at minimum 20% rate, stratified by weeks and catch areas. 54,914 fish sampled; 4,282 snouts taken. Snouts to Tag Lab; Sampling data to ODFW and Mark Center. Variety of reports done.
2002 3. ODFW – Ocean: 2005 CWT Sampling: Commercial and sport fisheries sampled above min. 20% rate and stratified by weeks and major catch areas. 118,696 salmon sampled; 5,590 snouts taken. Snouts taken to Tag Lab; Recovery data to ODFW and Mark Center.
2001 4. ODFW Tag Lab: 2005: a) CWTs were extracted and decoded from 44,122 fish snouts sampled in the 2005 Columbia River and Oregon’s ocean fisheries. b) Verified data were reported to ODFW's data management operations and to PSMFC's Mark Processing Center
2000 5. PSMFC - Mark Center: 2005: a) Maintained / updated the regional CWT database and RMIS system for CWT data retrieval. b) Assisted in regional coordination of CWT marking programs, including data exchange standards established through PSC committees

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 198201302 Coded Wire Tag - ODFW ODFW: Annual stock assessment: Coded-wire tagging operations will be performed at hatcheries in Oregon. This will include: Big Creek, Bonneville, Cascade, Marion Forks, McKenzie, Oxbow, Sandy, South Fork Klaskanine, South Santiam, and Willamette Hatcheries. The CWT Recovery Program samples fisheries and escapement to retrieve these tagged fish returning as adults.
BPA 198201303 Coded Wire Tag - USFWS USFWS: Annual stock assessment: Coded-wire tagging operations will be performed at several federal hatcheries in the Columbia Basin: Little White Salmon, Carson, and Eagle Creek. The CWT Recovery Program samples fisheries and escapement to retrieve these tagged fish returning as adults.
BPA 198201304 Coded Wire Tag - WDFW WDFW: Annual stock assessment: Coded-wire tagging operations will be performed at a number of Washington hatcheries in the Columbia Basin in FY 2007. The CWT Recovery Program samples fisheries and escapement to retrieve these tagged fish returning as adults.
BPA 198805304 Hood River Production M&E-ODFW Hood River Production Program - ODFW M&E: Use of CWT to identify project hatchery fish in Hood River Basin, and also in mainstem fisheries or straying to outside escapement areas.
BPA 198810804 StreamNet (CIS/NED) The CWT Recovery Program will provide data to the anadromous fish data base. Data provided will be used to annually update and enhance information in the stock summary reports. In addition, the Mark Center will provide provide StreamNet with hatchery release data, including numbers of fish tagged, untagged, adipose clipped, and adipose intact (not clipped).
BPA 199000500 Umatilla Hatchery - M&E Umatilla Fish Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation. The CWT Recovery Program samples fisheries and escapement to retrieve these tagged fish returning as maturing fish. This information is used by the CWT Recovery Program to estimate fishery and escapement stock composition and run reconstruction and forecasts by stock.
BPA 199306000 Select Area Fishery Evaluation Identification of project hatchery fish caught in mainstem fisheries or straying to outside escapement areas. This information is used by the CWT Recovery Program to estimate fishery and escapement stock composition, and run reconstruction and forecasts by stock.
BPA 199604000 Coho Restoration Mid-Columbia Evaluate The Feasibility And Risks Of Coho Reintroduction In Mid-Columbia. Use of CWTs to identify hatchery fish in Wenatchee and Methow Basins. Identification of project hatchery fish caught in mainstem fisheries or straying to outside escapement areas.
BPA 199900301 Salmon Spawning Below Lower Co Evaluate Spawning of Fall Chinook and Chum Salmon Just Below the Four Lowermost Mainstem Dams. The CWT Recovery Program helps with the identification of project wild fish caught in mainstem fisheries or straying to outside escapement areas. Spawning ground data is exchanged between the two projects. The CWT Recovery Program uses this information primarily for run reconstruction and forecasts.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
CWT Database Management and Regional Coordination Maintain and upgrade the Regional Mark Center's relational database for all CWT releases, recoveries,and associated catch/sample data, including all such data from ODFW, WDFW, and the USFWS. Also assist in regional coordination of all CWT marking and tagging programs and data exchange standards in Pacific Salmon Commission format. None As a 'neutral site' with no vested interest in the use of CWT data, the Mark Center provides essential regional services of CWT database management and regional mark coordination for State, Federal, and Tribal fisheries agencies marking fish. [Pg no blank]
NEW: CWT Sampling Program to Include PIT Tags NEW TASK: Expand WDFW and ODFW's CWT sampling programs to include wanding landed fish for PIT Tags in the mainstem Columbia River and major tributary fisheries, and also in the escapement. None Made use of ODFW and WDFW's extensive CWT sampling programs in the Columbia River basin to also capture valuable PIT tag data from sampled fish in the fisheries and escapement. The additional data will be a boon to multiple programs at modest cost. [Pg no blank]
Sample Catch and Escapement for CWTs Sample statistically valid numbers of chinook, coho and steelhead in commercial and sport fisheries and in escapement areas to assess status of hatchery and wild salmon populations throughout the Columbia River Basin. None Assess hatchery and wild salmon populations throughout Columbia R. Basin. Sample statistically valid numbers of chinook, coho and steelhead in commercial and sport fisheries and in escapement areas. Estimate survival, catch distribution and escapement. [Pg no blank]
Summarize and Analyze CWT and Catch/Sample Data CWT recovery data and associated fishery harvest estimations (catch/sample and effort) summarized and analyzed for subsequent use in a wide variety of applications that do have meaningful biological objectives. This includes CWT recovery data used to provide essential stock identification information to evaluate the status of listed salmon ESUs in the Columbia River Basin and support efforts in sub-basins to restore critical stocks. In addition, CWT data and related biological information are used to develop post-seaon run reconstructions and pre-season run forecasts. None Use of CWTs and associated fishery harvest estimations (catch and effort) to provide tools for effective management of anadromous salmonid fisheries to reduce the risk to individual stocks and increase the likelihood of recovery of critical populations. [Pg no blank]

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
1A: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WDFW - Columbia River Fisheries and Escapement: Sample and Recover CWTs in Salmon and Steelhead WDFW will randomly sample salmonids caught in Washington's Columbia River mainstem commercial and sport fisheries for the purpose of recovering CWTs. Sport fisheries in the tributaries, spawning grounds, and hatchery returns will likewise be sampled. Catch by species will be estimated for treaty Indian commercial fisheries. Average weights collected from Oregon and/or Washington fish processing plants will be applied to commercial fish ticket poundages to estimate the total number of fish landed by species in the fishery. Expanded details provided in narrative. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $2,498,950
Biological Objectives Metrics
Sample Catch and Escapement for CWTs
Primary R, M, and E Type: # fish in catch; # fish sampled; # snouts taken

1B: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data ODFW - Columbia River Fisheries and Escapement: Sample and Recover CWTs in Salmon and Steelhead ODFW will randomly sample salmonids caught in Oregon's Columbia River commercial and sport fisheries and returning to escapement areas for the purpose of recovering CWTs. Catch by species will be estimated for non-Indian and Oregon Select Area commercial fisheries, the Oregon portion of the Buoy 10 fishery, and the lower Columbia River sport fishery. Average weights applied to commercial fish ticket poundages will provide estimates of total catch by species. In the Buoy 10 fishery, daily effort and catch estimates for Oregon's portion of the fishery will be produced using effort counts based on daily trailer counts at Oregon boat ramps located in Hammond, Warrenton, and Astoria. For the lower Columbia River sport fishery, catch data from Oregon and Washington sampling locations will be combined with an existing creel sampling program and aerial surveys to produce monthly effort and catch estimates. Catch and effort will be estimated for the following categories: 1) Oregon boat anglers, 2) Washington boat angler, 3) Oregon bank anglers, and 4) Washington bank anglers. All salmonid catch will be sampled for the presence of a CWT and biological data, including length, sex, skin color, scales, fin marks, other marks, other tags, or other stock separation characteristics. Electronic detection will be the primary means of identifying fish having a CWT. If a CWT is detected, the snout will be removed and delivered to the ODFW laboratory for processing, along with scale samples for ageing and relevant biological data recorded at time of snout removal. See narrative for expanded sampling details. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $1,410,482
Biological Objectives Metrics
Sample Catch and Escapement for CWTs
Primary R, M, and E Type: # fish in catch; # fish sampled; # snouts taken

1C: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data ODFW - Ocean Commercial and Sport Fisheries: Sample and Recover CWTs in Chinook and Coho Harvest Oregon’s ocean commercial troll and sport fisheries harvest a large number of West Coast chinook and coho salmon stocks, including those stocks from the Columbia River Basin, in offshore waters along the approximately 310 miles of the Oregon Coast. A statistically-based and unified ocean sampling program for commercial troll and sport fisheries has been in place since 1979 to evaluate harvest impacts on these important stocks. Specific sampling objectives are to: 1) implement non-biased representative sampling at a minimum rate of 20% of landings by week, catch area (troll) and port (sport), and species strata; 2) provide necessary CWT sampling and recovery data to evaluate stock contribution and distribution characteristics in Oregon’s ocean fisheries; 3) provide information for evaluating stock survival rates; and 4) deliver collected data into PSMFC’s RMIS database and make it available for regional and international salmon management forums to implement management strategies that meet harvest impact criteria for Columbia River basin stocks. (See narrative for full details). Seasonal port samplers are hired to collect CWTs, effort, catch, and other biological data at coastal ports. Salmon observed by samplers to have an adipose fin clip are electronically tested for the presence of a CWT. If the test is positive, the fish snout is removed for later CWT extraction and decoding by ODFW’s Clackamas tag lab. 1/1/2007 11/15/2009 $1,012,583
Biological Objectives Metrics
Sample Catch and Escapement for CWTs
Primary R, M, and E Type: # fish in catch; # fish sampled; # snouts taken

1D: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data ODFW - Process Fish Head Samples and Deliver CWT Recovery Data ODFW's Clackamas Tag Recovery Lab will process CWT samples recovered in the Columbia River Basin and Oregon's coastal ocean fisheries. CWTs will be extracted and decoded from fish heads retrieved at collection sites. Sampled fish heads will be continuously received from various ocean and in-river fisheries and other collection locations. Storage and processing logs will be maintained and updated monthly. Sampled fish heads will be delivered either fresh daily or periodically in frozen batches. Samples are stored in chest freezers or in large commercial grade walk-in freezers. Following partial thawing, binary and decimal CWTs will be extracted from fish heads using dissecting tools and electronic tag detection equipment. Decoding is accomplished by cleaning the wire tag in ultrasonic bath and then reading and verifying the tag code using dissection scopes in conjunction with close circuit television systems. The CWT recovery data will be entered into a database, verified, and then reported to ODFW's data management operations, and then to PSMFC's RMIS system. Recovered tags of non-Oregon origin will be returned to the appropriate agencies. All tags released by Oregon hatcheries and other wild stock tagging programs will be maintained in an archival tag recovery collection. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $698,399
Biological Objectives Metrics
Sample Catch and Escapement for CWTs
Primary R, M, and E Type: # snouts processed; # CWTs recovered

1E: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data WDFW - Col. River: Modify CWT Sampling Program to include PIT tags NEW TASK: The use of PIT tags in the Columbia River Basin has increased significantly in recent years. Currently, fish landed in Columbia River fisheries are not sampled for the presence of PIT tags. WDFW's extensive CWT sampling infrastructure already in place will be expanded to include PIT sampling and thus provide an efficient system where additional handling of fish would not be required to recover both tags. Sampling costs will increase some as PIT tags will require additional sampling time and therefore additional staff to maintain the 20% sampling rate goal associated with the CWT recovery program. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $308,289
Biological Objectives Metrics
NEW: CWT Sampling Program to Include PIT Tags
Primary R, M, and E Type: Number fish sampled; number PIT tags interrogated

1F: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data ODFW - Col. River: Modify CWT Sampling Program to include PIT tags NEW TASK: The use of PIT tags in the Columbia River Basin has increased significantly in recent years. Currently, fish landed in Columbia River fisheries are not sampled for the presence of PIT tags. ODFW's extensive CWT sampling infrastructure already in place will be expanded to include PIT sampling and thus provide an efficient system where additional handling of fish would not be required to recover both tags. Sampling costs will increase some as PIT tags will require additional sampling time and therefore additional staff to maintain the 20% sampling rate goal associated with the CWT recovery program. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $274,526
Biological Objectives Metrics
NEW: CWT Sampling Program to Include PIT Tags
Primary R, M, and E Type: Number fish sampled; number PIT tags interrogated

2A: Analyze/Interpret Data WDFW - Columbia River: Summarize and Analyze Catch, Escapement, and CWT Data for Stock Assessment Purposes The catch/effort data and the CWT recovery data will be summarized and analyzed for the purpose of monitoring the status of all major Columbia River salmonid stocks, including stocks listed under the ESA. These data will then be provided to fishery managers and the scientific community to determine: 1) status of ESA-listed salmonid stocks and other wild salmonid stocks; 2) evaluate hatchery production and release strategies; 3) evaluate effectiveness of habitat improvement projects; determine survival rates and to production of hatchery-produced salmonids; and 4) manage fisheries to protect ESA-listed and other wild salmonid stocks and achieve escapement goals. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $615,283
Biological Objectives Metrics
Summarize and Analyze CWT and Catch/Sample Data
Primary R, M, and E Type: Catch, effort, and CWT data analyzed and reported

2B: Analyze/Interpret Data ODFW - Columbia River: Summarize and Analyze Catch, Escapement, and CWT Data for Stock Assessment Purposes The catch/effort data and the CWT recovery data will be summarized and analyzed for the purpose of monitoring the status of all major Columbia River salmonid stocks, including stocks listed under the ESA. These data will then be provided to fishery managers and the scientific community to determine: 1) status of ESA-listed salmonid stocks and other wild salmonid stocks; 2) evaluate hatchery production and release strategies; 3) evaluate effectiveness of habitat improvement projects; determine survival rates and to production of hatchery-produced salmonids; and 4) manage fisheries to protect ESA-listed and other wild salmonid stocks and achieve escapement goals. 2/1/2007 12/31/2009 $319,939
Biological Objectives Metrics
Summarize and Analyze CWT and Catch/Sample Data
Primary R, M, and E Type: Catch, effort, and CWT data analyzed and reported

2C: Analyze/Interpret Data ODFW - Ocean: Summarize and Analyze Catch, Escapement, and CWT Data for Stock Assessment Purposes Data analysis and delivery: Error check, summarize, and analyze CWT and fishery data to determine the stock composition represented in Oregon's ocean salmon fisheries by species, time, and area, including all major Columbia River salmonid stocks, and with particular focus on stocks listed under the ESA. These data will then be provided to fishery managers and the scientific community to determine: 1) status of ESA-listed salmonid stocks and other wild salmonid stocks; 2) evaluate hatchery production and release strategies; 3) evaluate effectiveness of habitat improvement projects; determine survival rates of hatchery-produced salmonids; and 4) manage fisheries to protect ESA-listed and other wild salmonid stocks and achieve escapement goals. 3/15/2007 12/31/2009 $223,557
Biological Objectives Metrics
Summarize and Analyze CWT and Catch/Sample Data
Primary R, M, and E Type: Catch, effort, and CWT data analyzed and reported

2D: Analyze/Interpret Data WDFW - Columbia River: Maintain Run Reconstruction Databases Annual abundance estimates plus fishery stock and age composition data are essential for monitoring the status of wild/natural and hatchery produced salmonid stocks in the Columbia River basin. These data will be incorporated into run reconstruction databases and will be provided to the U.S. v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the purposes of tracking stock status of all major salmonid stocks returning to the Columbia River, including ESA-listed stocks. The data will be made available to state agencies for use in developing Biological Assessments concerning proposed fisheries in the Columbia River basin and are commonly used by the NOAA Fisheries when completing Biological Opinions regarding fisheries in the Columbia River basin. 8/1/2007 12/31/2009 $192,275
Biological Objectives Metrics
Summarize and Analyze CWT and Catch/Sample Data
No Metrics for this Work Element

3A: Create/Manage/Maintain Database PSMFC: Manage Regional CWT Database and RMIS System PSMFC will maintain and update its regional CWT database and web based Regional Mark Information System (RMIS) for CWT data retrieval. Highest priority is assigned to error checking and then loading all possible CWT release, recovery, and catch/sample data into RMIS as the data are reported by the States, Federal, Tribal, British Columbia, and other release and recovery agencies. A parallel effort will continue on enhancing PSMFC's Oracle based RMIS to facilitate user retrieval of regional CWT release, recovery, and catch/sample data. The Mark Center serves as the official U.S. site for CWT data exchange with Canada. U.S. CWT data are exchanged in standardized Pacific Salmon Commission format (Version 4.0). Copies of Canadian CWT release, recovery, and catch/sample data likewise are provided to U.S. agencies on a request basis. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $554,999
Biological Objectives Metrics
CWT Database Management and Regional Coordination
No Metrics for this Work Element

3B: Coordination PSMFC: Regional Coordination of Columbia Basin CWT Marking Programs PSMFC's Regional Mark Processing Center will provide regional coordination of CWT marking programs. The 'Mark Center' provides essential regional services to State, Federal, and tribal fisheries agencies involved in marking anadromous salmonids in the Columbia Basin as well as coastwide. This includes serving as the chair of the coastwide 'Mark Committee' and on various Pacific Salmon Commission committees regarding data management issues. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $65,295
Biological Objectives Metrics
CWT Database Management and Regional Coordination
No Metrics for this Work Element

4A: Manage and Administer Projects WDFW - Columbia River: Manage and Administer Project Manage and administer WDFW's CWT sampling program in the Columbia River system. Develop FY 2008 Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $230,730
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

4B: Manage and Administer Projects ODFW - Columbia River: Manage and Administer Project Manage and administer ODFW's CWT sampling program in the Columbia River system. Develop FY 2008 Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $127,976
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

4C: Manage and Administer Projects ODFW - Ocean: Manage and Administer Project Manage and administer ODFW's ocean CWT sampling program. Develop FY 2008 Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $78,902
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

4D: Manage and Administer Projects ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Manage and Administer Project Manage and administer ODFW's Clackamas Tag Recovery Lab. Develop FY 2008 Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $44,580
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

4E: Manage and Administer Projects PSMFC: Manage and Administer Project Manage and administer PSMFC's Regional Mark Information System (RMIS) for CWT release, recovery, and catch/sample data related to tagged salmonid stocks in the Columbia River system. Develop FY 2008 Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council), Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $32,646
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel composite for 5 sub-projects $1,311,417 $1,363,874 $1,418,429
Fringe Benefits [blank] $578,934 $602,091 $626,175
Supplies [blank] $14,038 $14,599 $15,183
Travel [blank] $128,043 $133,165 $138,491
Capital Equipment [blank] $40,200 $41,808 $43,480
Overhead [blank] $529,289 $550,461 $572,479
Other CEDC subcontract $13,600 $14,144 $14,710
Other PSMFC Admin. Fee (2%) $31,196 $32,443 $33,741
Other Angler effort subcontract $1,000 $1,040 $1,082
Other Operations & Maintenance $135,924 $141,361 $147,015
Totals $2,783,640 $2,894,985 $3,010,785

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$8,689,409
Total Work Element budget$8,689,409

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
Bureau Indian Affairs ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Extract federal and tribal tags $297 $300 $300 Cash Confirmed
Corps of Engineers ODFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for CWT recovery at Bonneville Hatchery $127,000 $127,000 $127,000 Cash Confirmed
Miscellaneous Contracts ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Ocean Salmon Management: support for operations $78,466 $78,466 $78,466 Cash Confirmed
NMFS ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: CWT processing of High Seas recoveries $5,687 $3,000 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Anad. Fish Conservation Act) PSMFC Mark Center: Support for operations (2:1 match with PSMFC) $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Anad. Fish Conservation Act) ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support for ocean salmonid fisheries monitor/mgnt. $126,100 $131,144 $136,390 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Mitchell Act) WDFW - Selective fisheries monitoring $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Non-Salmonid Sport Fish Restoration) ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support for ocean salmonid fisheries monitor/mgnt. $254,082 $264,245 $274,815 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Pacific Salmon Treaty) ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support for ocean salmonid fisheries monitor/mgnt. $75,741 $78,771 $81,921 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Pacific Salmon Treaty) ODFW - Col. River Sampling: Sport and commericial fisheries, spawning grounds, hatchery returns $26,000 $26,000 $26,000 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Pacific Salmon Treaty) ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Support for operations: Partial support for lab operations $17,540 $17,540 $17,540 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (RecFIN) ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support for Recreational Fisheries Information Network $230,165 $239,372 $248,946 Cash Confirmed
NMFS (Salmonid Sport Fish Restoration) ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support of ocean sport fishery monitor/mgmt. $184,534 $191,915 $199,592 Cash Confirmed
PacifiCorp WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for Lewis River wild fall chinook stock assessment $153,000 $153,000 $153,000 Cash Confirmed
Portland General Electric ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Processing tags from Dechutes River recoveries $10,400 $10,400 $10,400 Cash Confirmed
PSMFC PSMFC Mark Center: Support for operations (1:2 match with NMFS) $32,500 $32,500 $32,500 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Ocean Salmon Sampling: Support for marine sport sampling $57,500 $59,800 $62,192 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Col. River Sampling: Sport and commericial fisheries, spawning grounds, hatchery returns $179,200 $186,400 $193,800 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Col. River Sampling: Fish tickets, data analyses, run reconstruction, supervisory duties $89,600 $93,200 $96,900 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: ODFW general funds for partial support of operations $58,933 $58,933 $58,933 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: ODFW Fish Information: Data management support $48,134 $48,134 $48,134 Cash Confirmed
State of Oregon ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Support for operations $39,233 $39,233 $39,233 Cash Confirmed
USFWS ODFW - Clackamas Tag Lab: Extract tags from federal recoveries $56,166 $56,000 $58,000 Cash Confirmed
USFWS & Tribal **Listing ignores federal, tribal, and tribal hatchery and spawning grounds tag recovery programs $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 Cash Confirmed
USFWS (Pacific Salmon Treaty) PSFMC Mark Center: Support for operations $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 Cash Confirmed
USFWS (Wallop/Breaux) ODFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for sport creel and selective fisheries sampling $226,680 $226,680 $226,680 Cash Confirmed
WDFW WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Wild salmon monitoring $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Cash Confirmed
WDFW WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for mass marked coho sampling $14,700 $14,700 $14,700 Cash Confirmed
WDFW WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for CWT Recovery Project supervision $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 Cash Confirmed
WDFW WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for lab CWT decoding & data management $149,000 $149,000 $149,000 Cash Confirmed
WDFW WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for sampling Buoy 10 and coastal fisheries $220,000 $220,000 $220,000 Cash Confirmed
WDFW, Tacoma Power, Grant County PUD WDFW - Col. River Sampling: Support for hatchery CWT sampling $74,000 $74,000 $74,000 Cash Confirmed
Totals $3,014,658 $3,059,733 $3,108,442

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$3,096,397 $3,220,253 This project has requested a 37% increase over the 2006 level funded budget of $2,028,757. Much of that increase is associated with the need to restore basic sampling effort (i.e.,boots on the ground')
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Serious consideration should be given to expanding the CWT Recovery sampling program to include sampling the fisheries and escapement for PIT tagged salmonids in the Columbia Basin. The sampling program is already functioning and its infrastructure is both extensive and time proved. And mostly importantly, additional critical stock indentification information can be gained for only a modest investment in sampling hardware and staff time.
 
Termination Date Comments
On-going On-going CWT sampling is required each year to recover tags placed in both key indicator stocks and in those targeted for specific monitoring. Tagged stocks often change over time but the basic need to sample the fisheries and escapement remains constant.
 
Final Deliverables
Quarterly reports; Annual report; CWT tag recovery data reported to PSMFC's Regional Mark Processing Center for inclusion in the coastwide CWT database; Run reconstruction reports by WDFW; and a wide variety of other reports that are summarized in the Narrative (Section 10).

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

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


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

FY 2007 Budget
$2,130,195
FY 2008 Budget
$2,130,195
FY 2009 Budget
$2,130,195
Total NPCC Rec
$6,390,585
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$2,130,195
FY 2008 Budget
$2,130,195
FY 2009 Budget
$2,130,195
Total NPCC Rec
$6,390,585
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$2,130,195
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$2,130,195
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$2,130,195
Total MSRT Rec
$6,390,585
Budget Category:Basinwide
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.

Local or MSRT Comments: The MSRT recommends funding the CWT projects at their FY2006 level plus a 5% increase for increased costs. The PIT tag sampling is not a high priority for the MSRT.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Overall, this is a complete and clearly written proposal for a very large program that represents the coordinating mechanism for the three coded-wire tag (CWT) projects. It is the data collection and management program for the entire CWT effort. Tags recovered from ocean and river fisheries by Oregon and Washington are decoded and data provided to the PSMFC, which manages the data program. An extensive and detailed background section describes the components of the complex CWT sampling program: Columbia River commercial and recreational fisheries, Columbia River hatcheries and spawning ground surveys, selective fisheries, Oregon ocean fisheries (commercial and recreational). Helpful figures are provided to identify locations. The process of data extraction, management and analysis is also described in detail. A number of technical issues raised in past ISRP reviews are addressed in an excellent evaluative discussion. There must be many publications that have been produced based on the program, but the proponents have only listed a few, possibly because of space limitations.

The proposal emphasizes the CWT as a stock identification tool that enables many uses of the resulting data. It describes the broad range of uses of the CWT data by a range of agencies and management entities and links these uses with different sections of the Fish and Wildlife Program. However, the proposal mentions that habitat projects and planners also benefit from the program, and it would be useful to have the significance of CWT data to habitats explained more thoroughly.

The CWT recovery program is a strong collaborative effort with numerous projects using CWT data. More than 20 agencies provide cost-share for the CWT, ample evidence that the program is well integrated with other agencies. An excellent and well-documented history describes accomplishments of each of the subcontracting projects. It provides a particularly good discussion of the budget, giving reasons for each subcontract's components and budget line amounts. It describes the history of BPA funding in the context of the full regional finding. The proposal would have been improved by a more thorough evaluation of the effectiveness of this large-scale program given the increase in the use of mass marking and the downsizing of many fisheries.

The proposal has two main objectives: 1) sample catch and escapement for CWTs, and 2) summarize and analyze CWT and catch/sample data. The objectives are clearly laid out, with explanatory descriptions, specific timelines, and definite and measurable benefits. The proposal calls for expansion of work into sampling PIT tags in the fishery and elsewhere. Wanding for PIT tags is a new objective and the proposal would be improved by more justification for this expansion and evidence of collaboration with agencies applying them, as well as by further discussion of ways in which CWT and PIT tags are complementary. However, this expansion of project scope is likely to provide useful information. There is also radio and hydroacoustic tagging; do the various tagging groups coordinate with each other?

The proposal identifies lingering and unsolved statistical and ecological problems related to methodology which may affect the accuracy and precision of data as applied to critical fish and wildlife problems such as conservation of ESUs, for example, the 20% sampling rate and the application of hatchery fish results to wild stocks.

Monitoring of results is the primary task of the CWT program and a network of sampling is set up to determine spatial and temporal trends. Another network of investigators does the statistical analysis. The proposal explains this multi-agency work very well. In terms of program effectiveness monitoring, the program performs a lot of quality checking of the data, but it is unknown the extent to which it evaluates how well it meets its objective

The proposal has a good plan for information transfer. Detailed descriptions of data dissemination, analyses conducted for various end users, and information are provided.

The ISRP is not requesting a response, but the proposal would be improved if the sponsors provided further information on:

-the problem arising from the lack of statistical support (mentioned in previous years);

-the ongoing issue concerning the 20% sampling rate;

-the problem of hatchery fish representing wild fish;

-the linkage between this program and the PIT program and whether there can be some collaboration at the tagging stage rather than the tag detection/sampling stage;

-the issue of data security.

Clarifications and adjustments to the proposed methods, objectives, and budgets by the sponsor in consultation with the Council and BPA might be needed given recent reductions of some of the salmon fisheries sampled by this program.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Overall, this is a complete and clearly written proposal for a very large program that represents the coordinating mechanism for the three coded-wire tag (CWT) projects. It is the data collection and management program for the entire CWT effort. Tags recovered from ocean and river fisheries by Oregon and Washington are decoded and data provided to the PSMFC, which manages the data program. An extensive and detailed background section describes the components of the complex CWT sampling program: Columbia River commercial and recreational fisheries, Columbia River hatcheries and spawning ground surveys, selective fisheries, Oregon ocean fisheries (commercial and recreational). Helpful figures are provided to identify locations. The process of data extraction, management and analysis is also described in detail. A number of technical issues raised in past ISRP reviews are addressed in an excellent evaluative discussion. There must be many publications that have been produced based on the program, but the proponents have only listed a few, possibly because of space limitations.

The proposal emphasizes the CWT as a stock identification tool that enables many uses of the resulting data. It describes the broad range of uses of the CWT data by a range of agencies and management entities and links these uses with different sections of the Fish and Wildlife Program. However, the proposal mentions that habitat projects and planners also benefit from the program, and it would be useful to have the significance of CWT data to habitats explained more thoroughly.

The CWT recovery program is a strong collaborative effort with numerous projects using CWT data. More than 20 agencies provide cost-share for the CWT, ample evidence that the program is well integrated with other agencies. An excellent and well-documented history describes accomplishments of each of the subcontracting projects. It provides a particularly good discussion of the budget, giving reasons for each subcontract's components and budget line amounts. It describes the history of BPA funding in the context of the full regional finding. The proposal would have been improved by a more thorough evaluation of the effectiveness of this large-scale program given the increase in the use of mass marking and the downsizing of many fisheries.

The proposal has two main objectives: 1) sample catch and escapement for CWTs, and 2) summarize and analyze CWT and catch/sample data. The objectives are clearly laid out, with explanatory descriptions, specific timelines, and definite and measurable benefits. The proposal calls for expansion of work into sampling PIT tags in the fishery and elsewhere. Wanding for PIT tags is a new objective and the proposal would be improved by more justification for this expansion and evidence of collaboration with agencies applying them, as well as by further discussion of ways in which CWT and PIT tags are complementary. However, this expansion of project scope is likely to provide useful information. There is also radio and hydroacoustic tagging; do the various tagging groups coordinate with each other?

The proposal identifies lingering and unsolved statistical and ecological problems related to methodology which may affect the accuracy and precision of data as applied to critical fish and wildlife problems such as conservation of ESUs, for example, the 20% sampling rate and the application of hatchery fish results to wild stocks.

Monitoring of results is the primary task of the CWT program and a network of sampling is set up to determine spatial and temporal trends. Another network of investigators does the statistical analysis. The proposal explains this multi-agency work very well. In terms of program effectiveness monitoring, the program performs a lot of quality checking of the data, but it is unknown the extent to which it evaluates how well it meets its objective

The proposal has a good plan for information transfer. Detailed descriptions of data dissemination, analyses conducted for various end users, and information are provided.

The ISRP is not requesting a response, but the proposal would be improved if the sponsors provided further information on:

-the problem arising from the lack of statistical support (mentioned in previous years);

-the ongoing issue concerning the 20% sampling rate;

-the problem of hatchery fish representing wild fish;

-the linkage between this program and the PIT program and whether there can be some collaboration at the tagging stage rather than the tag detection/sampling stage;

-the issue of data security.

Clarifications and adjustments to the proposed methods, objectives, and budgets by the sponsor in consultation with the Council and BPA might be needed given recent reductions of some of the salmon fisheries sampled by this program.

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