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Proposal 198201303: Coded Wire Tag - USFWS

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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 11, 2006 Finalized Steve Pastor

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198201303
Proposal Name: Coded Wire Tag - USFWS
BPA Project Manager: Jamie Swan
Agency, Institution or Organization: US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Short Description: The Coded-Wire Tag (CWT) Recovery Project is an on-going data collection and data management program by ODFW, WDFW, and PSMFC that contributes to the annual assessment of hatchery and wild salmon populations throughout the Columbia Basin. specific, t
Information Transfer: The CWT recovery data are used to produce a variety of products and specific reports, some of which are listed below. Some of these are produced by the CWT 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:• Age and stock composition for all Columbia River mainstem and tributary fisheries.• Run reconstruction for all major salmonid stock and ESA listed substocks returning to the Columbia River.• Survival and harvest rates for specific salmon stocks.• Preseason forecasts for all major salmonid stocks and ESA substocks.• Historical databases for Columbia River salmon stocks.• Annual status reports summarizing fish runs, population status, fisheries, and escapements. The written analysis of recovery data will be in a Word document available through BPA's web site. Release and recovery information will be available on the web accessable Regional Mark Information System. An intermediate file with contribution by area will be available by request.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Steve Pastor USFWS 1211 SE Cardinal Ct Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Ph: 360 604-2538
Fax: [left blank]
Email: stephen_pastor@fws.gov
Form Submitter Annual Stock Assessment - CWT Missing Groups
All Assigned Contacts
Steve Pastor USFWS 1211 SE Cardinal Ct Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Ph: 360 604-2538
Fax: [left blank]
Email: stephen_pastor@fws.gov
Form Submitter
Annual Stock Assessment - CWT Missing Groups
Howard Schaller USFWS-CRFPO 1211 SE Cardinal Ct - Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Ph: 360.604.2500
Fax: 360.604.2505
Email: howard_schaller@fws.gov
Supervisor
Skip Walch USFWS-CRFPO 1211 SE Cardinal Ct - Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Ph: 360 304-2500
Fax:
Email: skip_walch@fws.gov
Technical Contact

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?
46.1634 122.0204 Eagle Creek Eagle Creek NFH Clackamas, Oregon Willamette Yes
45.7208 121.6397 Little White Salmon River Little White Salmon NFH Skamania, Washington None Selected Yes
45.8715 121.9765 Wind River Carson NFH Skamania, Washington Wind Yes

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 201,178 fish were coded-wrie tagged. Over 371 returning fish with "Annual Stock Assessment" coded-wire tags were recovered at USFWS hatcheries. Release and recovery information was submitted to RMIS, and an Annual Report will be completed in January.
2004 279,197 fish were coded-wrie tagged. Over 400 returning fish with "Annual Stock Assessment" coded-wire tags were recovered at USFWS hatcheries. Release and recovery information was submitted to RMIS, and an Annual Report was completed.
2003 In 2003 125,225 fish were coded-wire tagged and over 1,683 returning fish with "Annual Stock Assessment" coded-wire tags were recovered at USFWS hatcheries in 2003. Release and recovery information was submitted to RMIS, and an Annual Report was complete
2002 In 2002 250,596 fish were coded-wire tagged. Over 1,683 returning fish with"Annual Stock Assessment" coded-wire tags were recovered at USFWS hatcheries. Release and recovery information was submitted to RMIS, and an Annual Report was completed.
2001 211,248 fish were coded-wire tagged in 2001. Over 1,742 adults with"Annual Stock Assessment" coded-wire tags were recovered at USFWS hatcheries. Release and recovery information was submitted to RMIS, and an Annual Report was completed.
2000 Code-wire tagged 277,761 fish, recovered over 6,250 returning tagged fish at National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Report
1999 Code-wire tagged 403,439 fish, recovered tags from over 1,760 fish returning to National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Report
1998 Code-wire tagged 693,431 fish, recovered 356 tagged fish at National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Report
1997 Code-wire tagged 718,358 fish, recovered over 905 tagged fish at National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Repor
1996 Code-wire tagged 556,744 fish, recovered tags from over 955 fish returning to National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Report
1995 Code-wire tagged 1,042,430 fish, recovered tagged fish at National Fish Hatcheries, submitted data to the Regional Mark Information Center and completed an Annual Report
1994 Coded-wire tagged 1,093,212 fish, adding to long term trend tagging, recovery, and analysis. Recovered coded-wire tagged returning fish at all releasing hatcheries. Submitted release and recovery information to RMIS.
1993 Coded-wire tagged 983,870 fish, adding to long term trend tagging, recovery, and analysis. Recovered coded-wire tagged returning fish at all releasing hatcheries. Submitted release and recovery information to RMIS.
1992 Coded-wire tagged 1,116,607 fish, adding to long term trend tagging, recovery, and analysis. Began recovery of coded-wire tagged returning fish at all releasing hatcheries. Submitted release and recovery information to RMIS.
1991 Coded-wire tagged 661,591 fish, beginning long term trend tagging, recovery, and analysis. Began recovery of coho and upriver bright fall chinook salmon returning to hatcheries. Submitted release and recovery information to RMIS.
1990 Coded-wire tagged 586,545 fish, beginning long term trend tagging, recovery, and analysis. Submitted release information to RMIS.

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 Release and recovery information is added to, and retrived from the RMIS database.
BPA 198201302 Coded Wire Tag - ODFW Coded-wire tags from ODFW are retrieved under finding for this program. Data is made available to ODFW through the PSMFC RMIS/
BPA 198201304 Coded Wire Tag - WDFW Coded-wire tags from ODFW are retrieved under finding for this program. Data is made available to ODFW through the PSMFC RMIS/
BPA 198343500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M - CTUIR Evaluations of the survival and performance of the transferred stocks are compared against the survival and performance of the donor stocks, facilities under ASA -198201303.
BPA 198811514 Yakima Hatchery Acclimation Evaluations of the survival and performance of the transferred stocks are compared against the survival and performance of the donor stocks, facilities under ASA -198201303.
BPA 199000501 Umatilla Basin Nat Prod M&E Evaluations of the survival and performance of the transferred stocks are compared against the survival and performance of the donor stocks, facilities under ASA -198201303.
BPA 200307800 Eval Mark Selective Fisheries Tagged and Ad clipped fish from this activity are compared to CWTonly recoveries.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
[BO Title left blank] mitigation across the basin for the adverse effects to fish and wildlife caused by the development and operation of the hydrosystem None [Strategy left blank] [Pg no blank]
[BO Title left blank] sufficient populations of fish and wildlife for abundant opportunities for tribal trust and treaty right harvest and for non-tribal harvest None [Strategy left blank] [Pg no blank]
[BO Title left blank] recovery of the fish and wildlife affected by the development and operation of the hydrosystem that are listed under the Endangered Species Act None [Strategy left blank] [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
Manage and Administer Projects Manage & Administer Project [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $51,970
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $45,745
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Bio-Sample: Collect, Generate, Validate Field & Lab Data [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $61,803
Biological Objectives Metrics
Focal Area: Tag enough fish to generate at least 30 recoveries

Create/Manage/Maintain Database Acquire, manage, retrieve, and share data via database activities [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $11,436
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Coded Wire Tag & AD Fin Clip Coho At Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $25,452
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Coded Wire Tag & Fin Clip Spring Chinook At Carson National Fish Hatchery (NFH) [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $61,717
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Coded Wire Tag & Fin Clip Spring Chinook At Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery (NFH) [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $61,717
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals Trailer Maintenance [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 12/31/2009 $45,000
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 [blank] $39,811 $41,802 $44,100
Fringe Benefits [blank] $5,758 $6,046 $6,379
Supplies [blank] $39,842 $41,835 $44,135
Travel [blank] $2,853 $2,995 $3,160
Overhead [blank] $27,274 $28,637 $30,213
Totals $115,538 $121,315 $127,987

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$364,840
Total Work Element budget$364,840

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
$134,386 $141,106 ongoing project
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

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
$115,538
FY 2008 Budget
$115,538
FY 2009 Budget
$115,538
Total NPCC Rec
$346,614
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
$115,538
FY 2008 Budget
$115,538
FY 2009 Budget
$115,538
Total NPCC Rec
$346,613
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$115,538
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$115,538
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$115,538
Total MSRT Rec
$346,613
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 is a companion project to the ODFW and WDFW projects. It coordinates and funds tagging at three national hatcheries as part of the regional coded-wire tagging (CWT) program. A brief but adequate background section describes the CWT and the uses of the CWT data, noting that the data are used to address many of the critical uncertainties associated with release of hatchery-reared fish. It also notes that prior to this regional program, groups of CWT fish were releases unsystematically in a way that prevented any statistical robustness in analysis of the data. The proposal does not discuss issues of bias and undersampling.

The proposal describes the applicability of the CWT program to a number of regional programs, most notably to various objectives of the Fish and Wildlife Program and to the Snake River Recovery Plan. The sponsors state that “the data generated from the long-term coded-wire tag program will be useful, if not essential, in meeting many of the goals and objectives and strategies of the 2000 Fish and Wildlife Program.”

A large number of projects are dependent on data produced by this project: the SAFE project, Yakima River Coho Restoration Project, Umatilla and Walla Walla Rivers Restoration Projects, Wenatchee and Methow Rivers Coho Restoration, etc. The proposal lists a number of agency sponsors and supporters and makes the point that the CWT is the tool of choice for assessing fish response to environmental variables over broad geographic areas. This project is part of the overall long-term CWT program, which is a strong collaborative effort.

A brief project history focuses on the funding history and number of fish tagged since the project began in 1989. In recent years, the number of fish tagged and released using BPA funding has decreased because other funding sources were found and because production releases were terminated. In 2005, about 200,000 fish were tagged; this is about 20% of the numbers tagged in the 1993-95 period because other funding sources were found and some production releases were terminated. No species breakdown or number of tags recovered is provided.

Three briefly stated project objectives relate to tagging coho and Chinook, sampling returned fish and capturing release and recovery data. Methods are described in summary form and are too briefly explained with too much jargon to evaluate the soundness of techniques.

The project is focused on providing information for the M&E of a range of other projects and programs. It contains elements of project effectiveness monitoring throughout in tag checking, data error checking. This is a monitoring and evaluation program, but more detail is needed to determine if this program is meeting its objectives.

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 of salmon fisheries where CWT hatchery fish might be recovered. The proposal seems to indicate that this particular part of the coded-wire tagging program is in the process of being phased out or funded by other entities.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This is a companion project to the ODFW and WDFW projects. It coordinates and funds tagging at three national hatcheries as part of the regional coded-wire tagging (CWT) program. A brief but adequate background section describes the CWT and the uses of the CWT data, noting that the data are used to address many of the critical uncertainties associated with release of hatchery-reared fish. It also notes that prior to this regional program, groups of CWT fish were releases unsystematically in a way that prevented any statistical robustness in analysis of the data. The proposal does not discuss issues of bias and undersampling.

The proposal describes the applicability of the CWT program to a number of regional programs, most notably to various objectives of the Fish and Wildlife Program and to the Snake River Recovery Plan. The sponsors state that “the data generated from the long-term coded-wire tag program will be useful, if not essential, in meeting many of the goals and objectives and strategies of the 2000 Fish and Wildlife Program.”

A large number of projects are dependent on data produced by this project: the SAFE project, Yakima River Coho Restoration Project, Umatilla and Walla Walla Rivers Restoration Projects, Wenatchee and Methow Rivers Coho Restoration, etc. The proposal lists a number of agency sponsors and supporters and makes the point that the CWT is the tool of choice for assessing fish response to environmental variables over broad geographic areas. This project is part of the overall long-term CWT program, which is a strong collaborative effort.

A brief project history focuses on the funding history and number of fish tagged since the project began in 1989. In recent years, the number of fish tagged and released using BPA funding has decreased because other funding sources were found and because production releases were terminated. In 2005, about 200,000 fish were tagged; this is about 20% of the numbers tagged in the 1993-95 period because other funding sources were found and some production releases were terminated. No species breakdown or number of tags recovered is provided.

Three briefly stated project objectives relate to tagging coho and Chinook, sampling returned fish and capturing release and recovery data. Methods are described in summary form and are too briefly explained with too much jargon to evaluate the soundness of techniques.

The project is focused on providing information for the M&E of a range of other projects and programs. It contains elements of project effectiveness monitoring throughout in tag checking, data error checking. This is a monitoring and evaluation program, but more detail is needed to determine if this program is meeting its objectives.

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 of salmon fisheries where CWT hatchery fish might be recovered. The proposal seems to indicate that this particular part of the coded-wire tagging program is in the process of being phased out or funded by other entities.

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