Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
RSS Feed for updates to Project 2007-238-00 - Providing Services to Assist Record Keeping of Over the Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal Fisheries Follow this via RSS feed. Help setting up RSS feeds?

Project Summary

Project 2007-238-00 - Providing Services to Assist Record Keeping of Over the Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal Fisheries
Project Number:
2007-238-00
Title:
Providing Services to Assist Record Keeping of Over the Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal Fisheries
Summary:
This project would provide for coordination of monitoring and record keeping services for "over-the-bank" retail sales of salmonids in Zone 6 Tribal fisheries ? in conjunction with with CRITFC harvest management, enforcement, and marketing.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Steven Vigg and Company (Private)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
Data Management
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

No photos have been uploaded yet for this project.

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: 2007-238-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-238-00 - Providing Services to Assist Record Keeping of Over the Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal Fisheries
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-238-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-238-00 - Providing Services to Assist Record Keeping of Over the Bank Sales in Zone 6 Tribal Fisheries
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This proposal would address an important issue by improving information on how many salmon are caught and sold by tribal fisheries in Zone 6. Improvements in harvest accounting would likely be quite beneficial for both biological monitoring and economic development, leading to better fisheries management and enforcement. However, the proposal should contain more detail on the fishery, current records, methods and a plan for effectiveness monitoring.

The proposal makes a good case for the benefits of improved record keeping for direct sales of Zone 6 catch. The rationale is that better record keeping in the Zone 6 fisheries will contribute to scientific harvest management through an increased ability to do real-time tracking of harvest. The question left unanswered is whether better records will contribute to more timely data management and reporting than currently exists. Data are presented to show the decline in Zone 6 fisheries and the subsequent need for monitoring both types of catch and total amount of catch. Some of the data series end at 1995; the most recent is 2001, which is listed as preliminary data.

Three objectives relate to increasing accountability of sales, assisting fishers with record keeping, and hiring an enforcement officer to implement improved accountability actions. The proposal would be improved by discussing how improvements in harvest management - the ultimate goal of better record keeping - could be measured and monitored. The proposal presents little detail about methods to accomplish the objectives. Several questions are raised by how tasks are presented: why are all the "as needed" phrases included? This project is based on the need to improve record keeping. What criteria will be used for improvements in record keeping? How will fisher education be done? Will fisher training include basic statistics for biological and business monitoring? Will it include methods of improving sales value through fish handling procedures? How will the enforcement officer work with fishers to improve accountability? These details should be provided.

Project effectiveness monitoring would be particularly relevant for this proposal which involves new efforts to introduce practices that do not currently exist. Assessment of the outcomes of this project would also be useful to a wider audience across the Basin.

The proposal would be improved by including more thorough explanations of:
*Quality and timeliness of existing catch data;
*The nature of the bookkeeping problem;
*Criteria for improved record keeping;
*Relation of Zone 6 catch data (format; data collection protocols, etc.) to data collected by other agencies;
*Potential for record keeping improvements to address data timeliness;
*Means by which improved catch data will assist managers;
*Methods of fisher outreach and education;
*Content of fisher training program (e.g. basic statistics for biological and business monitoring? Methods of improving sales value through fish handling procedures?); *Means by which the enforcement officer will improve accountability;
*Measurement of improved harvest management;
*Means by which project effectiveness will be monitored.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-238-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-238-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Record keeping for harvest sales; other entities authorized/required (harvest managers).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-238-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-238-00
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