Presentation: Kokanee released as yearlings survive better than those released as fry. And, raising fish to a larger size requires more space. This is intended as a one-time low cost project. Volunteers will do the ground work. Funds were allocated in FY 98 but the project has not moved forward because of lack of coordination. It was submitted for FY 99 just to keep it on the books. The Council considers these net pens an expansion of the Scope of Work of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, therefore this project will have to go through the 3-step process.
Recommendation: Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Proposals - Inadequate as a set
Date: Jun 18, 1998
This proposal is for net-pen production of fish to augment ongoing supplementation projects. The proposal does not adequately describe its interactions with other projects. How the work meets the definition of supplementation is not explained. This proposal does not provide the technical justification to allow judgment of whether the project will be successful. The proposal should describe how net pens might impact the ecosystem and its biota and should give assurance that problems are unlikely and monitoring and evaluation would allow problems to be detected and avoided.