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Project Summary

Project 2007-051-00 - Assessment of Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Summer Steelhead in the John Day River Subbasin
Project Number:
2007-051-00
Title:
Assessment of Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Summer Steelhead in the John Day River Subbasin
Summary:
The goal of this project is to collect data that will address the question of whether interactions between hatchery stray summer-steelhead have the potential to impact recovery of the wild population in the John Day River subbasin.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau John Day 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-051-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-051-00 - Assessment of Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Summer Steelhead in the John Day River Subbasin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-051-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-051-00 - Assessment of Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Summer Steelhead in the John Day River Subbasin
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsor's response does not provide convincing evidence that the radio-tagging approach will yield information important to addressing and solving a hatchery-wild interaction problem, if it exists. There are certainly enough hatchery-reared fish in the basin for the potential problem to exist. However, the design does not effectively get at the problem. The radio-telemetry approach works on such questions as fish passage, movements, etc. However, the telemetry approach with its small sample size does not appear to be the approach to answer the larger question of the degree of hatchery-wild interactions. It is an important question addressed by what appears to be the wrong (or an inadequate) technique. For this reason, the proposal is not fundable.

There may be some better ways to address the issue of hatchery-wild interactions: perhaps through genetic pedigree analysis. An approach might be to put in picket weirs in the fall in some tributaries and conduct a parentage analysis by genotyping adults of known pedigree (hatchery vs. wild) and the ensuing juvenile production.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-051-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-051-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Hatchery interactions with wild fish; fishery managers authorized/required.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-051-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-051-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None