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Contract 34892: 200300900 EXP CANADA-USA SHELF PROJECT
Project Number:
Title:
Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
BPA PM:
Stage:
Closed
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Ocean - 100.00%
Contract Number:
34892
Contract Title:
200300900 EXP CANADA-USA SHELF PROJECT
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Contract Description:
Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
Statement of Work and Budget FY2008

BPA Project Number:  2003-009-00
BPA Project Title: Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study
FY07 Contract Number:  29753
FY08 Contract Number:  CR-91063

Contract Title: PI 2003-009-00 Canada-USA Shelf Salmon Survival Study  
Performance/Budget Period: October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008


The primary objective of this research is to assess the effects of ocean conditions on the production of Columbia River Basin salmon.  The information generated in this study is intended to map the ocean conditions that determine the growth and survival of Pacific salmon along the west coast of North America from southern British Columbia to southeast Alaska, and to identify which stocks of Columbia River salmon forage in these areas.  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 in this study will provide an assessment of whether different stock groups (including ESA listed stocks) predominate in regions of poor growth and survival.  This research will also provide baseline data that can be used to forecast the size of Columbia River salmon runs.

The working hypothesis of this research is that the marine survival of salmon is mediated by the effects of ocean conditions on salmon growth during their first year at sea.  In particular, salmon experiencing faster growth are expected to have lower mortality.  Similarly, salmon that accumulate higher energy and lipid reserves prior to the onset of winter are expected to exhibit lower overwinter mortality than those in poor conditions.  In the marine environment, the bioenergetics processes regulating salmon growth may vary in relation to changes in temperature, ocean productivity, and prey community structure, and may be affected by changes in ocean circulation and climate.  More specifically, large-scale shifts in atmospheric circulation may affect ocean productivity through changes in mixed-layer depth, horizontal transport of nutrients, and upwelling, while prey community composition may vary in response to changes in horizontal transport.

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: Produce/Submit Scientific Report Findings - Primary Publications
WE I: Disseminate Raw and Summary Data - Presentation at Scientific Conferences

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

Objective 5 - Administrative
WE K: Produce Status Report - Quarterly Reports via Pisces
WE L: Produce Annual Report - Annual Report
WE M: Manage and Administer Projects - Prepare New SOW for FY09
WE N: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation - Environmental Compliance for Sampling in USA Waters
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2007
Contract End Date:
09/30/2008
Current Contract Value:
$434,000
Expenditures:
$434,000

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

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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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 08/15/2008 08/15/2008
Collect baseline data B: 157. Oceanography 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Collect and assess biological data C: 157. Biological attributes of juvenile salmon 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Analysis of data D: 162. Nutrient limitation 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Analysis of data E: 162. Ocean ecology of salmon 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Initial assessment of factors affecting Pacific salmon F: 162. Marine mortality of salmon 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Produce data reports G: 161. Data reports 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Produce and submit 3 manuscripts H: 183. Primary publications 09/30/2008 09/30/2008
Presentation of significant results I: 161. Presentation at scientific conferences 09/25/2008 09/25/2008
Coordinate data exchange and collaboration J: 189. USA-Canada collaboration 09/01/2008 09/01/2008
Annual reports L: 132. Produce annual report 09/30/2008 03/31/2008
FY09 SOW, budget, and spending plan, accruals, metrics M: 119. Prepare new SOW for FY09 09/15/2008 09/15/2008
Permits to sample is USA waters N: 165. Environmental compliance for sampling in USA waters 09/30/2008 09/30/2008

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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 11/01/2007
B 157 Oceanography 11/01/2007
C 157 Biological attributes of juvenile salmon 11/01/2007
D 162 Nutrient limitation 02/09/2007
E 162 Ocean ecology of salmon 02/09/2007
F 162 Marine mortality of salmon 02/09/2007
G 161 Data reports 02/09/2007
H 183 Primary publications 02/09/2007
I 161 Presentation at scientific conferences 02/09/2007
J 189 USA-Canada collaboration 02/09/2007
K 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007
L 132 Produce annual report 02/09/2007
M 119 Prepare new SOW for FY09 02/09/2007
N 165 Environmental compliance for sampling in USA waters 02/09/2007