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Proposal 198201304: Coded Wire Tag - WDFW

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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 Ron Roler

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198201304
Proposal Name: Coded Wire Tag - WDFW
BPA Project Manager: Jamie Swan
Agency, Institution or Organization: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Short Description: Apply coded-wire tags to production of coho and chinook salmon at WDFW Columbia Basin hatcheries for stock assessment of hatchery and wild populations. Evaluate survival, contribution and stray rates of hatchery reared fish and compare to wild fish.
Information Transfer: All release and recovery information for coded-wire tagged salmon is reported to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commision and is available on their on-line computer database (http://www.rmis.org). Annual reports providing summaries and analysis of coded-wire tag data for WDFW Columbia Basin hatcheries are available (printed and electronically) from BPA (www.bpa.gov).
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Ron Roler Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife 2108 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Ph: 360.906.6737
Fax: 360.906.6776
Email: rolerrjr@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter
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
Ron Roler Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife 2108 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Ph: 360.906.6737
Fax: 360.906.6776
Email: rolerrjr@dfw.wa.gov
Form Submitter

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?
N46 15.675 W123 17.854 Elochoman River Elochoman Hatchery Wahkiakum, Washington Elochoman No
N46 01.238 W122 44.002 Fallert Creek Fallert Creek Hatchery Cowlitz, Washington Kalama No
N46 22.475 W122 34.547 Green River Toutle Hatchery Cowlitz, Washington Cowlitz No
N46 00.990 W122 43.954 Kalama River Kalama Falls Hatchery Cowlitz, Washington Kalama No
N46 2.4814 W121 10.876 Klickitat River Klickitat Hatchery Klickitat, Washington Klickitat No
N45 40.360 W122 09.188 Washougal River Washougal Hatchery Skamania, Washington Washougal No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho Lower Columbia River ESU

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Goal is to tag 1,360,800 chinook and coho.
2004 Goal is to tag 1,360,800 chinook and coho.
2003 Goal is to tag 1,590,000 chinook and coho.
2002 Tagged 1,483,123 chinook and coho.
2001 Tagged 1,850,501 chinook and coho.
2000 Tagged 2,080,000 chinook and coho.
1999 Tagged 1,448,703 chinook and coho.
1998 Tagged 2,094,605 chinook and coho and collected 7,200 tags from returning adults.
1997 Tagged 2,180,255 chinook and coho and collected 3,618 tags from returning adults.
1996 Tagged 1,798,528 chinook and coho and collected 1,266 tags from returning adults.
1995 Tagged 1,855,939 chinook and coho and collected 2,673 tags from returning adults.
1994 Tagged 2,473,946 chinook and coho and collected 3,794 tags from returning adults.
1993 Tagged 2,473,946 chinook and coho and collected 3,148 tags from returning adults.
1992 Tagged 1,299,245 chinook and coho.
1991 Tagged 1,377,166 chinook and coho.
1990 Tagged 1,434,101 chinook and coho.

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 198201301 Coded Wire Tag - PSMFC Provides sampling of catch and escapement for CWT fish. Compiles CWT recovery data and makes information available in PSMFC on-line database.
BPA 198201302 Coded Wire Tag - ODFW Complimentary coded-wire tagging project for ODFW hatcheries.
BPA 198201303 Coded Wire Tag - USFWS Complimentary coded-wire tagging project for USFWS hatcheries.
BPA 199306000 Select Area Fishery Evaluation Identification of project hatchery fish in Youngs Bay, Deep River, and Steamboat Slough fisheries.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
CWT smolts from each WDFW Col. Riv. hatcheries The CWT program provides critical information for evaluating various Columbia Basin stock rebuilding programs and stock status updates. It is also used for stock identification in studies on stock selection, disease and diet evaluations, rearing density studies, evaluation of juvenile passage past hydroelectric dams, overall contribution studies and current life history parameters. None This program provides data for most Columbia River subbasins in Washington. [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
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Coordinate with BPA Environmental Specialist to fulfill NEPA requirements. 1/1/2007 1/31/2009 $1,300
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Coordination Coordinate Tagging Operations At Each Hatchery Coordinate tagging with all appropriate entities, provide routine supervision at each tagging site, and provide a quality control plan. 2/1/2007 11/30/2009 $6,456
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage & Administer Project Develop future Statement of Work (SOW), Budget, Spending Plan and Inventory List. Perform administrative support for Coded Wire tagging field operations and analysis operations during entire contract performance period. Sponsor may be requested to attend BPA, Council, CBFWA conferences and workshops. 1/1/2007 9/1/2009 $267,225
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report Produce and provide Annual Report. 1) Identify and retrieve coded-wire tags for each species and brood and retrieve recovered data by fishery and escapement area from PSMFC computor files. 2) Analyze catch and survival data and provide written narrative for each hatchery. Determine individual hatchery effectiveness and compare with past performance. This information will be incorporated into the Annual Report. 1/1/2007 10/15/2009 $87,665
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Recover CWTs from snout of tagged salmon Recover CWTs from snout of tagged fish. 1/1/2007 1/31/2009 $142,245
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Tag & Release Coho Salmon Insure WDFW Columbia Basin hatchery coho production releases have a representative adipose fin clipped and coded wire tagged (Ad+CWT) group included in the release. 4/1/2007 11/30/2009 $129,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
CWT smolts from each WDFW Col. Riv. hatcheries
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Tag & Release Fall Chinook Insure WDFW Columbia Basin hatchery chinook production releases have a representative adipose fin clipped and coded wire tagged (Ad+CWT) group included in the release. 2/15/2007 6/30/2009 $318,200
Biological Objectives Metrics
CWT smolts from each WDFW Col. Riv. hatcheries
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Tag & Release Spring Chinook Insure WDFW Columbia Basin hatchery chinook production releases have a representative adipose fin clipped and coded wire tagged (Ad+CWT) group included in the release. 2/15/2007 5/31/2009 $236,600
Biological Objectives Metrics
CWT smolts from each WDFW Col. Riv. hatcheries
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Sci Tech 9 months and F&W Bio 8 months $61,971 $63,520 $65,108
Fringe Benefits 21% to 27% $15,124 $15,502 $16,541
Supplies Mark & tag 1.59 million salmon $222,600 $222,600 $238,500
Overhead 29% $86,912 $87,470 $92,843
Totals $386,607 $389,092 $412,992

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,188,691
Total Work Element budget$1,188,691

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

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$425,900 $439,700 Budget projections are based on yearly COLAs, increasing benefit costs, and increasing costs for coded-wire tagging salmon.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
None The CWT recovery program also provides data necessary for monitoring basic population parameters. These include population abundance and trends, survival rates, dam passage losses, and freshwater and ocean distribution and stray rates. The federal ESA depends on CWT marked hatchery fish to function as surrogates for wild listed populations. Marked hatchery fish function as indicator stocks that provide estimates of survival and exploitation rates for wild fish and aid in monitoring the status of listed salmonid populations. Lastly, the CWT program has the potential of supporting a wide range of Fish and Wildlife Program measures since it provides fundamental stock identification throughout the life cycle of the stocks. Virtually every measure that requires stock identification can be aided by the use of CWT information, provided that the fish are marked.
 
Final Deliverables
Identify and retrieve coded-wire tags for each species and brood and retrieve recovered data by fishery and escapement area from PSMFC computor files. Analyze catch and survival data and provide written narrative for each hatchery. Determine individual hatchery effectiveness and compare with past performance. This information will be incorporated into the Annual Report.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


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

FY 2007 Budget
$335,094
FY 2008 Budget
$335,094
FY 2009 Budget
$335,094
Total NPCC Rec
$1,005,282
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
$335,094
FY 2008 Budget
$335,094
FY 2009 Budget
$335,094
Total NPCC Rec
$1,005,282
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$335,094
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$335,094
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$335,094
Total MSRT Rec
$1,005,282
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.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This well-written proposal is for one of three projects (WDFW, ODFW, USFWS) that coordinates and funds tagging at Washington state hatcheries as part of the regional coded wire tagging (CWT) program. An excellent background section, the same as presented in the ODFW proposal, explains the need and utility of the coded wire tagging program. It describes how the CWT program addresses the issues of basin wide stock assessments and the need to monitor and evaluate hatchery production. The proposal contains a very good description of the different fish marking methods, clearly explains the basic assumptions of CWT marking and directly addresses several questions about CWT raised by the ISRP in its 2000 review.

The proposal clearly describes the significance of CWT to the region through its contribution to more accurate, complete and accessible data. It describes the wide range of uses for the data produced by the CWT recovery program. It relates the program to the Fish and Wildlife Program and to the BiOp-required Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans. The proposal identifies the other CWT projects to which it is directly related, giving a clear description of how these projects interrelate to form a comprehensive monitoring program. The goal of the CWT Program is to ensure comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of all Columbia Basin Hatchery salmon production. It also describes other agencies that use the data and the management forums that depend on the data for run size forecasting and harvest allocation.

The 15-year history of the project is summarized as the numbers and type of fish tagged in each year. The number of tagged fish released by this program has declined from 2,080,000 Chinook and coho in 2000 to a present goal of 1,360,800 Chinook and coho. It is not clear why the 2003-04 tagging levels are stated as a goal. The history of the number of tagged fish recovered from these releases and the annual costs of this program are not provided. Other sections of the proposal contain excellent interpretive explanation of the program and its evolution over time, particularly the "answering ISRP questions" section.

The proposal has three objectives: tag and release smolts from six hatcheries, recover and decode tags, evaluate results and develop preliminary catch distribution data. The proposal makes the point elsewhere that the ability of the project to meet the overall objective may be affected by changes in the basinwide marking plan currently being developed by co-managers. Methods are well described in detail. Error checking is a routine part of the data collection process. The project is a long-term monitoring and evaluation effort that contains elements of internal monitoring throughout in error checking, annual evaluations of tagging and recovery, and annual evaluation of hatchery practices that lead to recommendations to change.

Clarifications and adjustments to the proposed methods, objectives, and budgets by the sponsor in consultation with the Council and BPA might be needed given the recent reductions in salmon fisheries where CWT hatchery fish might be recovered.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This well-written proposal is for one of three projects (WDFW, ODFW, USFWS) that coordinates and funds tagging at Washington state hatcheries as part of the regional coded wire tagging (CWT) program. An excellent background section, the same as presented in the ODFW proposal, explains the need and utility of the coded wire tagging program. It describes how the CWT program addresses the issues of basin wide stock assessments and the need to monitor and evaluate hatchery production. The proposal contains a very good description of the different fish marking methods, clearly explains the basic assumptions of CWT marking and directly addresses several questions about CWT raised by the ISRP in its 2000 review.

The proposal clearly describes the significance of CWT to the region through its contribution to more accurate, complete and accessible data. It describes the wide range of uses for the data produced by the CWT recovery program. It relates the program to the Fish and Wildlife Program and to the BiOp-required Hatchery and Genetic Management Plans. The proposal identifies the other CWT projects to which it is directly related, giving a clear description of how these projects interrelate to form a comprehensive monitoring program. The goal of the CWT Program is to ensure comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of all Columbia Basin Hatchery salmon production. It also describes other agencies that use the data and the management forums that depend on the data for run size forecasting and harvest allocation.

The 15-year history of the project is summarized as the numbers and type of fish tagged in each year. The number of tagged fish released by this program has declined from 2,080,000 Chinook and coho in 2000 to a present goal of 1,360,800 Chinook and coho. It is not clear why the 2003-04 tagging levels are stated as a goal. The history of the number of tagged fish recovered from these releases and the annual costs of this program are not provided. Other sections of the proposal contain excellent interpretive explanation of the program and its evolution over time, particularly the "answering ISRP questions" section.

The proposal has three objectives: tag and release smolts from six hatcheries, recover and decode tags, evaluate results and develop preliminary catch distribution data. The proposal makes the point elsewhere that the ability of the project to meet the overall objective may be affected by changes in the basinwide marking plan currently being developed by co-managers. Methods are well described in detail. Error checking is a routine part of the data collection process. The project is a long-term monitoring and evaluation effort that contains elements of internal monitoring throughout in error checking, annual evaluations of tagging and recovery, and annual evaluation of hatchery practices that lead to recommendations to change.

Clarifications and adjustments to the proposed methods, objectives, and budgets by the sponsor in consultation with the Council and BPA might be needed given the recent reductions in salmon fisheries where CWT hatchery fish might be recovered.

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