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Contract 24445: 2003-009-00 EXP CANADA SHELF SALMON SURVIVAL STUDY
Project Number:
Title:
Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
BPA PM:
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Ocean - 100.00%
Contract Number:
24445
Contract Title:
2003-009-00 EXP CANADA SHELF SALMON SURVIVAL STUDY
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Contract Status:
History
Contract Description:
Version and Date August 22, 2005
Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
Statement of Work and Budget FY2006

BPA Project Number:  2003-009-00
BPA Project Title: Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
FY05 Contract Number:  20173
FY06 CR #68514
Contract Title: PI 2003-009-00 Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study  
Performance/Budget Period: October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006
NEPA:  None required

The primary objective of this study is to obtain a single coast-wide set of data that will allow US and Canadian scientists to identify broad regions of good or poor salmon growth, and to define the factors affecting growth and survival differences among regions.  A secondary goal will be to establish which specific stocks of salmon remain resident in the areas of poor growth, and therefore to develop some understanding of why marine survival may differ between stocks of salmon.

Information generated from this study will quantify and allow the detection of impacts of differing ocean productivity on salmon growth and survival.  Documenting the extent of changes in growth, along with changes in physical features of the ocean will help to improve our understanding of how climatic events in the ocean can impact important fish resources.  More specifically, the samples collected will provide an initial assessment of whether different stock groups (including ESA listed stocks) predominate in regions of poor growth and survival.

The working hypothesis of this research is that the marine survival of salmon is determined by the productivity of the ocean environment that salmon encounter during their first year at sea. In particular, salmon experiencing faster growth are expected to have lower mortality rates. Similarly, salmon that accumulate higher energy and lipid reserves prior to the onset of winter are also expected to exhibit lower overwinter mortality than those in poor conditions. As ocean productivity is affected by climate conditions, the marine survival of salmon is also expected to vary among years in relation to climate and ocean conditions. Finally, ocean productivity is expected to vary among different regions of the ocean. Hence, salmon production may also vary among stocks depending on their migration behavior.

The objectives of this research will be achieved by (1) collecting juvenile salmon and oceanographic data from the west coast of Vancouver Island to southeast Alaska during spring/summer, fall, and winter, (2) assessing the growth and feeding conditions of juvenile salmon collected from these areas, (3) assessing the ocean productivity of these areas, and (4) reconstructing the migration of specific stocks using DNA analyses. These areas are frequently utilized by juvenile Chinook and coho salmon from the Columbia River during their first years in the ocean. To obtain a broader perspective of the effects of ocean conditions on juvenile salmon, this research will be coordinated with concomitant sampling programs conducted by NMFS from California to Washington and in Alaska. The results of this research will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and data reports, and will be presented at national and international conferences.

The work element for this project fall into 5 different objectives:

Objective 1 - Monitoring
WE A: Collect/Genera/Validate Field and Lab Data - Ocean Surveys of Marine Conditions and Juvenile Salmon
WE B: Collect/Genera/Validate Field and Lab Data - Oceanography
WE C: Collect/Genera/Validate Field and Lab Data - Biological Attributes of Juvenile Salmon

Objective 2 - Data analysis
WE D: Analyze/Interpret Data - Nutrient Limitations
WE E: Analyze/Interpret Data - Ocean Ecology of Salmon
WE F: Analyze/Interpret Data - Marine Mortality of Salmon

Objective 3 - Communication and Publication
WE G: Disseminate Raw and Summary Data - Data Reports
WE H: Disseminate Raw and Summary Data - Presentations at Scientific Conferences
WE J: Produce/Submit Scientific Report Findings - Primary Publications

Objective 4 - Coordination
WE I: Coordination - USA-Canada Collaboration

Objective 5 - Administrative
WE K: Produce Annual Report - Annual Report
WE L: Manage and Administer Projects - Provincial Review for FY07-FY09
WE M: Manage and Administer Projects - Prepare New SOW for FY07
WE N: Produce Status Report - Quarterly Reports via Pisces
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2005
Contract End Date:
11/01/2006
Current Contract Value:
$250,155
Expenditures:
$250,155

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2020.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Jamae Hilliard Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jlhilliard@bpa.gov (360) 418-8658
Sharon Humphreys Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans No Administrative Contact humphreyss@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca (250) 756-7143
Marc Trudel Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans Yes Technical Contact marc.trudel@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (250) 756-7049
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
Tracey Yerxa Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR tyerxa@bpa.gov (503) 230-4738


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Collect Data Samples A: 157. Ocean surveys of marine conditions and juvenile salmon 03/28/2006 04/15/2006
Collect baseline data B: 157. Oceanography 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Collect and assess biological data C: 157. Biological attributes of juvenile salmon 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Analysis of data D: 162. Nutrient limitation 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Analysis of data E: 162. Ocean ecology of salmon 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Initial assessment of factors affecting Pacific salmon F: 162. Marine mortality of salmon 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Produce data reports G: 161. Data reports 09/15/2006 10/15/2006
Presentation of significant results H: 161. Presentation at scientific conferences 09/15/2006 04/27/2006
Coordinate on preliminary data assessment I: 118. EXPIRED: USA-Canada collaboration 04/01/2006 03/31/2006
Produce and submit 7 manuscripts J: 183. Primary publications 12/31/2006 12/04/2006
Annual reports K: 132. Produce annual report 11/08/2006 11/29/2006
Submit documentation for provincial review for FY07-09 projects L: 119. Provincial review for FY07-FY09 12/31/2005 10/01/2006
FY07 SOW, budget, and spending plan, accruals, metrics M: 119. Prepare new SOW for FY07 09/15/2006 10/15/2006

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Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 157 Ocean surveys of marine conditions and juvenile salmon
B 157 Oceanography
C 157 Biological attributes of juvenile salmon
D 162 Nutrient limitation
E 162 Ocean ecology of salmon
F 162 Marine mortality of salmon
G 161 Data reports
H 161 Presentation at scientific conferences
I 118 EXPIRED: USA-Canada collaboration
J 183 Primary publications
K 132 Produce annual report
L 119 Provincial review for FY07-FY09
M 119 Prepare new SOW for FY07
N 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA