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Project Summary

Project 2007-333-00 - Timing and survival of PIT tagged juvenile fall Chinook from the Hanford Reach
Project Number:
2007-333-00
Title:
Timing and survival of PIT tagged juvenile fall Chinook from the Hanford Reach
Summary:
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Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Columbia Lower Middle 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: 2007-333-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-333-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: PIT tagging Hanford Reach fall chinook; multiple other entities authorized/required.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-333-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-333-00
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: 2007-333-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-333-00 - Timing and survival of PIT tagged juvenile fall Chinook from the Hanford Reach
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The authors propose PIT-tagging 20,000 Hanford Reach fall Chinook aimed at improving survival and informing management. Given the large investment in PIT-tagging throughout the basin and the infrastructure to monitor PIT-tagged fish, this project seems well justified.

The proposal summarizes PIT tagging of Hanford Reach fall Chinook salmon over the past decade or so, indicates that tagging is not currently scheduled, and uses this as a rationale to justify PIT-tagging 20,000 juvenile salmon. The complexity of evaluating management options for improving survival of fall Chinook salmon is briefly mentioned. The PIT-tags cannot only be used to track dam-to-dam movement and survival, but they can be picked up as returning adults ascend the river. The infrastructure is largely in place to do this, and the proposal aims to take advantage of the PIT-tag sensing equipment located at key locations where Hanford fall Chinook are likely to show up.

The ISRP's qualifications include: PIT-tagging only the larger fish might yield different results from the smaller component which is 80 - 90% of the population. Larger fish are known to survive at higher proportions. Some consideration should be given to incorporating these known differences into the interpretation of the results of the investigation, before it begins. Perhaps some work has already been done on size-related movement and mortality. There was also no mention of whether there will be any attempt to determine PIT-tagging mortality rates.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-333-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-333-00 - Timing and survival of PIT tagged juvenile fall Chinook from the Hanford Reach
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

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