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Project Summary

Project 2007-250-00 - Genetic Evaluation of Chinook Salmon Supplementation in Idaho Rivers
Project Number:
2007-250-00
Title:
Genetic Evaluation of Chinook Salmon Supplementation in Idaho Rivers
Summary:
We intend to use DNA analyses to quantify the relative reproductive success of Chinook salmon of various origins in ISS study streams. This will help determine the effect of "de facto" supplementation by hatchery strays in treatment and control streams.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 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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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-250-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-250-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Hatchery supplementation analysis in ID; other entities authorized/required (eg fishery managers, hatchery managers).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-250-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-250-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-250-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-250-00 - Genetic Evaluation of Chinook Salmon Supplementation in Idaho Rivers
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsor provides a complete reply to the questions raised by the ISRP. The ISRP requested evidence and justifications that the sites selected for an analysis of the relative reproductive performance of general production (hatchery), supplementation (hatchery), and natural-origin salmon were suitable. This response is thorough. The ISRP also requested additional information on the type of analysis the sponsor was going to pursue. The sponsor provided information on the type of genetic marker they intend to employ (the coastwide standard Chinook microsatellite panel) and that either assignment or exclusion methods would be used to identify parents. Sponsor provided a thorough discussion of sample sizes and statistical tests to evaluate assortative mating.

The response to the ISRP questions were less satisfying regarding 1) beginning with an initial analysis followed by expanding the investigation to archived and contemporary samples, and 2) identifying a lead geneticist, a genetics lab to perform the genotyping, and an apparently high cost per sample. In response to the ISRP suggestion that the analysis begin with a subset of individual and demonstrate the ability to reasonably make an assessment of relative reproductive success, the sponsors noted that they have been associated with successful studies with Chinook salmon in the Pahsimeroi River and with sockeye salmon in Redfish Lake. The ISRP does not question the feasibility of the methodology working or the ability of the sponsor to execute the work. The query was about whether in this specific instance the estimates of reproductive success will be reasonable and statistically justified. In coho salmon studies in Minter Creek, Washington and steelhead studies in Hood River, Oregon there are an appreciable number of individuals that cannot be assigned to parents. It is unknown whether this represents individuals produced by resident fish or migrants. If this were the case in the ISS streams, extensive effort would not be justified. Nonetheless, the ISRP considers the examples provided sufficient evidence of proof of concept. Finally while the ISRP would prefer that in a project of this magnitude and importance the lead geneticist and lab would have been established before the proposal was accepted, we are satisfied they have a framework for identifying an appropriate lead geneticist and lab.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-250-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-250-00 - Genetic Evaluation of Chinook Salmon Supplementation in Idaho Rivers
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

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