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Project Summary

Project 2007-402-00 - Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation

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Project Number:
2007-402-00
Title:
Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation
Summary:
The following Project Summary for Project # 2007-402-00 is a consolidation of five previous stand alone Projects related to the Snake River sockeye salmon captive broodstock program. Previous Project #’s are listed in parenthesis for reference to previous years. Recovery efforts are collaborative in nature and directly involve the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (SBT), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the University of Idaho (U of I). IDFG acts as the lead agency for the project and maintains the primary broodstock facility in Eagle, Idaho and provides fish monitoring and evaluation support (Project no. 199107200). Fish culture responsibilities are shared by NOAA Fisheries (Project no. 199204000) and ODFW (Project no. 200501200). The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes provide habitat support for the project and also share fish monitoring and evaluation responsibility for the program (Project no. 199107100). Through FY06, the U of I provided genetic support for the program (199009300). Beginning in FY07, this responsibility was assumed by the IDFG.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program (Project No. 199107200). Idaho Department of Fish and Game is maintaining captive broodstocks of ESA-listed endangered Redfish Lake sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) to protect and enhance the population. IDFG also provides monitoring and evaluation responsibilities in the Stanley Basin. Kokanee populations are evaluated in Pettit, Alturas, and Redfish lakes through trawling and creel surveys. Sockeye smolts out-migrating from Redfish L. are monitored at a weir located on Redfish Lake Cr. The Redfish Lake Cr weir is also used to collect returning anadromous adults. Bull trout populations are monitored in Redfish and Alturas lake tributaries. Starting in FY07, IDFG will also take on the genetic monitoring responsibilities for this program (previously performed by U of I Project No. 199009300). The genetics portion of the IDFG contract will: comprehensively identify the genetic structure of Redfish Lake O. nerka, provide long-term information about the genetic identity of returning anadromous sockeye, define the relatedness of populations of O. nerka in the Columbia Basin, and provide information to monitor the change or loss of genetic biodiversity among O. nerka populations throughout the Columbia Basin and in particular, endangered populations in Redfish Lake, Idaho. The DNA methods used to examine sockeye populations have been widely used and can be compared directly with other ongoing or collateral genetic work.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research (Project No. 199204000). NOAA Fisheries maintains a captive broodstock of ESA-listed endangered Redfish L. sockeye salmon (O. nerka). NOAA Fisheries rears fish full-term to adult in freshwater, or from smolt to adult in pumped, filtered, and UV-sterilized seawater. Spawning protocols are approved by SBSTOC members and are designed to maximize genetic diversity. Pre-spawning adults, eyed eggs, and juveniles are returned to Idaho to aid recovery efforts.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Snake River Sockeye Salmon Habitat and Limnological Research (Project No. 199107100). Evaluates nursery lake habitat conditions encountered by juvenile sockeye salmon during their freshwater rearing phase. Physical and biological parameters are monitored in four Sawtooth Valley lakes. Limnological data are used to develop estimates of sockeye salmon carrying capacities for each lake. Background kokanee biomass estimates are developed using hydroacoustic technology. This information, along with limnological data, are evaluated prior to developing annual stocking recommendations for hatchery-produced sockeye salmon. Decisions to add nutrients to sockeye salmon nursery lakes are made annually and are based on limnological and kokanee biomass data. This project also shares monitoring and evaluation responsibility for hatchery-produced juvenile sockeye planted in Pettit and Alturas lakes and conducts intensive fish community investigations in Pettit lake to evaluate competition between hatchery rainbow trout and reintroduced sockeye salmon.

University of Idaho Genetic Analysis of Oncorhynchus Nerka (Project No. 199009300). Starting in FY07 genetic responsibilities have been incorporated in the IDFG contract.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Project No. 200501200).
The ODFW Oxbow FH is currently being modified to accommodate the rearing of up to 150,000 Snake River sockeye salmon smolts. Eyed-eggs produced at the IDFG Eagle FH and the NOAA Burley Creek FH in Washington State will supply the Oxbow FH program. All smolts produced at the Oxbow FH will be released in receiving waters in the Sawtooth Valley of Idaho.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Kokanee
Pikeminnow, Northern
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Trout, Bull
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Ground filled, graded, compacted and posts set for new pole building (25 January 2011).

Figure Name: Figure 2

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 14

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

New pole building with roof in place (2 February 2011).

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 15

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

Location of Redfish Lake. Sockeye salmon returning to Redfish Lake travel a greater distance from the sea (almost 1,450 km) and spawn at a higher elevation (almost 2,000 m) than any other sockeye salmon population.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 8

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

New pole building with siding, windows, and doors installed (24 March 2011).

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 15

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

New well 5 during preliminary pump test on 14 June 2010.

Figure Name: Figure 5

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 16

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

Delivery of generator and shed to Burley Creek Hatchery on 12 November 2010.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 17

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

Isolation incubation container. Inner bucket, left, nests inside the outer reservoir bucket, right. Water flows down through screen of inner bucket, up between the buckets and out through holes in the side of outer bucket (arrow).

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 21

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

Control treatment buckets floating in blue circular tank.

Figure Name: Figure 9

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 52

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18

Active Flow treatment buckets held in trough.

Figure Name: Figure 10

Document ID: P125238

Document: Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2010

Page Number: 53

Project: 2007-402-00

Contract: 46273 REL 18


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $4,575,443 $4,663,758 $4,596,653 $4,596,653 $4,124,046

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,834,055 $2,793,277 $2,793,277 $2,506,085
Post 2018 - Idaho $1,013,809 $999,222 $999,222 $896,486
Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock $591,738 $583,224 $583,224 $523,259
Fish Accord - Idaho $195,906 $193,087 $193,087 $173,235
Cost Savings $28,250 $27,844 $27,844 $24,981
FY2019 (Current) $3,352,788 $2,708,433 $2,708,433 $101,050

Fish Accord - Idaho $2,791,416 $2,254,948 $2,254,948 $84,131
Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock $561,372 $453,485 $453,485 $16,919
FY2020 (Next) $3,281,406 $3,281,406 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Idaho $2,791,416 $0 $0 $0
Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock $489,990 $0 $0 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock $0 $0 $0 $0
FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2018

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $425,000 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Fish Accord – Shoshone Bannock 11/07/2008
FY2018 Expense $105,767 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Fish Accord project COLA 11/21/2008
FY2018 Expense $19,391 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock SBT budget adjustments (contract closeouts) 03/26/2012
FY2018 Expense $31,846 To: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock SBT - establish FY13-17 budget for 2011-021-00 Accord Administration 08/24/2012
FY2018 Expense $16,498 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Shoshone-Bannock Accord Budget Adjustments (2/21/2014) 02/24/2014
FY2018 Expense $5,318 To: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Budget Transfers (SBT, CCT, CTUIR) 11/10/16 11/14/2016
FY2018 Expense $1,013,809 From: Post 2018 - Idaho FY18 Initial Planning Budgets (WS, CTUIR, YN, CRITFC, CCT, ID) 2/10/2017 02/13/2017
FY2018 Expense $135,841 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Budget Transfers (CCT, Idaho) 5/25/2017 05/25/2017
FY2018 Expense $62,246 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Budget Transfers (CRITFC, Idaho) 6/1/2017 06/01/2017
FY2018 Expense $2,834,055 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017
FY2018 Expense $60,065 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Budget Transfers (Idaho) 1/24/2018 01/24/2018
FY2018 Expense $28,250 From: Cost Savings April FY17 Transfers 04/17/2018
FY2019 Capital $0 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $561,372 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $1,013,809 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2019 Expense $1,777,607 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Capital $0 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $489,990 From: Fish Accord - Shoshone Bannock Accord Extensions (Shoshone-Bannock Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $1,013,809 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $1,777,607 From: Fish Accord - Idaho Accord Extensions (State of Idaho) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2018 $1,665,500 (Draft) 26 % (Draft)
2017 $19,515 0 %
2016 $15,700 0 %
2015 $636,500 13 %
2014 $317,000 5 %
2013 $311,500 3 %
2012 $341,000 4 %
2011 $591,929 16 %
2010 $555,000 6 %
2009 $514,300 16 %
2008 $224,500 9 %
2007 $441,864 12 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
26374 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) PI 199107200 CAP EAGLE FISH HATCHERY IMPROVEMENT History $3,748,941 2/15/2006 - 6/30/2008
29324 SOW Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 2007-402-00 CAP OXBOW FISH HATCHERY SOCKEYE SMOLT PROGRAM History $250,000 9/15/2006 - 9/14/2008
BPA-004310 Bonneville Power Administration Land Acquisition for Sockeye Active $0 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005203 Bonneville Power Administration Springfield Trout Hatchery (Land Acquisition) Active $4,750,821 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
28298 SOW University of Idaho 1990-093-00 EXP - U OF I GENETIC ANALYSIS History $97,811 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
28255 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 199107200 REDFISH LAKE SOCKEYE History $724,985 7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
BPA-003724 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Snake River Sockeye Cap Prop (IDFG) Active $13,704 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
30651 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 1991-071-00 EXP SNAKE RIVER SOCKEYE SALMON HABITAT AND LIMNOLOG History $311,404 12/1/2006 - 11/30/2007
33644 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 1991-072-00 EXP IDFG REDFISH LAKE SOCKEYE SALMON CA History $1,015,122 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008
BPA-004096 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Sockeye Captive Prop Active $16,945 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-005208 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags/TBL Work -SR Sockeye Captive Prop Active $20,898 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-004936 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Captive Prop Active $25,578 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005552 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Sockeye Captive Prop Active $18,533 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-006303 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Sockeye Captive Propagation Active $16,438 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-006975 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Sockeye Captive Propagation Active $17,952 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
BPA-007704 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Active $16,620 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
BPA-008404 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Active $18,285 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008921 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Active $35,714 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
BPA-009497 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Active $32,511 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
46273 REL 125 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2007-402-00 EXP NOAA SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Issued $1,102,926 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
76501 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Issued $1,778,910 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
77401 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SPRINGFIELD HATCHERY SOCKEYE PRODUCTION Issued $1,130,150 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
BPA-010070 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Active $32,957 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
77111 REL 1 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 2007-402-00 EXP SBT SNAKE RIVER SOCKEYE HABITAT Issued $590,401 12/1/2017 - 11/30/2018
46273 REL 141 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2007-402-00 EXP NOAA SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Issued $1,100,676 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
79593 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Issued $1,742,469 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
80550 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SPRINGFIELD HATCHERY SOCKEYE PRODUCTION Pending $1,013,809 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
BPA-010629 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags/Readers - SR Captive Propagation Active $34,349 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
CR-327268 SOW Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 2007-402-00 EXP SBT SNAKE RIVER SOCKEYE HABITAT Review $559,599 12/1/2018 - 11/30/2019
CR-326266 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2007-402-00 EXP NOAA SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Pending $1,100,676 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):95
Completed:71
On time:70
Status Reports
Completed:315
On time:233
Avg Days Late:0

Historical from: 1992-040-00
Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
172 REL 1 4664, 16002, 20395, 25317, 30172, 35842, 40175, 45325, 46273 REL 18, 46273 REL 34, 46273 REL 54, 46273 REL 74, 46273 REL 92, 46273 REL 108, 46273 REL 125, 46273 REL 141 92040,REDFISH LK. SOCKEYE SALMON CAP. BRDSTK. REARING & RESEARCH National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 12/1999 12/1999 Pending 71 133 14 0 8 155 94.84% 2
Project Totals 327 696 49 0 44 789 94.42% 13


Historical from: 1991-071-00
Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
4343 20474, 26989, 30651, 35490, 40909, 45080, 50064, 55108, 60302, 63451, 67494, 71106, 74770, 77111 REL 1 1991-071-00 SOCKEYE SALMON HABITAT & LIMNOLOGICA Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 04/2001 04/2001 Review 53 144 8 0 12 164 92.68% 3
Project Totals 327 696 49 0 44 789 94.42% 13


Historical from: 1991-072-00
Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
5342 22945, 28255, 33644, 37981, 42983, 47584, 53181, 57759, 61898, 65733, 69491, 73152, 76501, 79593 1991-072-00 REDFISH LAKE SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROODSTOCK DEV Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 06/2001 06/2001 Issued 53 267 27 0 16 310 94.84% 2
23399 REL 1 1991-072-00 CAP VE EAGLE FISH HATCHERY IMPROVEMENT Engineering Science & Construction 06/2006 06/2006 History 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 327 696 49 0 44 789 94.42% 13


Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
26374 PI 199107200 CAP EAGLE FISH HATCHERY IMPROVEMENT Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 02/2006 02/2006 History 30 5 0 0 2 7 71.43% 0
28298 1990-093-00 EXP - U OF I GENETIC ANALYSIS University of Idaho 07/2006 07/2006 History 4 6 0 0 0 6 100.00% 0
29324 2007-402-00 CAP OXBOW FISH HATCHERY SOCKEYE SMOLT PROGRAM Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 09/2006 09/2006 History 15 6 0 0 0 6 100.00% 1
BPA-003724 PIT Tags - Snake River Sockeye Cap Prop (IDFG) Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35436 200740200 EXP ID SOCKEYE SMOLT PA Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 09/2007 09/2007 Closed 22 5 0 0 1 6 83.33% 0
BPA-004096 PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Sockeye Captive Prop Bonneville Power Administration 10/2007 10/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39681 44562, 50142, 54776, 59961, 63214, 66511, 70522 2007-402-00 EXP ODFW SOCKEYE SALMON CAPTIVE BROOD Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 10/2008 10/2008 Closed 32 34 0 0 0 34 100.00% 1
BPA-005208 PIT Tags/TBL Work -SR Sockeye Captive Prop Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004310 Land Acquisition for Sockeye Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005203 Springfield Trout Hatchery (Land Acquisition) Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004936 PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Captive Prop Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
47285 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SOCKEYE HATCHERY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 05/2010 05/2010 Closed 11 7 0 0 1 8 87.50% 0
BPA-005552 PIT Tags/TBL Work - SR Sockeye Captive Prop Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006303 PIT Tags - SR Sockeye Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54436 58452, 62932, 66636, 71038, 73979, 77401 2007-402-00 EXP IDFG SPRINGFIELD HATCHERY SOCKEYE PRODUCTION Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 10/2011 10/2011 Pending 28 71 0 0 3 74 95.95% 4
57306 2007-402-00 CAP IDFG SOCKEYE HATCHERY CONSTRUCTION Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 05/2012 05/2012 Closed 8 18 0 0 1 19 94.74% 0
BPA-006975 PIT Tags - SR Sockeye Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007704 PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008404 PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008921 PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-009497 PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2016 10/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-010070 PIT Tags - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2017 10/2017 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-010629 PIT Tags/Readers - SR Captive Propagation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2018 10/2018 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 327 696 49 0 44 789 94.42% 13


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: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-402-00-NPCC-20101104
Project: 2007-402-00 - Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2007-402-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Under Review
Comments: Implement through outcome of Step Review process. Implementation subject to regional hatchery effects evaluation process described in programmatic recommendation #4.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #4 Hatchery Effectiveness—subject to regional hatchery effects evaluation process
Council Condition #2 On April 12, 2011 the Council approved the Master Plan (Step 1) associated with the Springfield Sockeye Hatchery Master Plan for the Snake River Sockeye Program, Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation, Project #2007-402-00. The specific language of the recommendation is as follows.

- The Council approved the Springfield Sockeye Hatchery Master Plan for the Snake River Sockeye Program to proceed with Step 2 activities.

- The Council calls for additional information from IDFG to address the six issues raised by the independent peer review for consideration during the Step 2 review (ISRP Document 2011-2).

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-402-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2007-402-00 - Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2007-402-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The response contains a good deal of helpful information and gives a more comprehensive view of project accomplishments than was provided in the initial proposal. This is valuable in enabling a continuing dialogue regarding this ground-breaking endeavor. Reviewers now better appreciate that the project was conceived and funded as a gene maintenance program to prevent extinction and that the rather minimal adult returns over project years 1994-2006 were very much anticipated. Reviewers look forward to the time when the shift can be made to more conventional efforts scaled for adult returns. The response to the ISRP provides some critical data related to the performance of the sockeye salmon in the natural environment. This information is appreciated.

The Snake River sockeye captive culture program has been successful in rearing sockeye salmon in closed culture. This in and of itself is an achievement, and is consistent with success of the closed culture of a number of related salmonid species – rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, and brook trout. For this achievement the project participants are congratulated.

Under the Fish and Wildlife Program, producing products in a fish culture facility – whether those are eggs, parr, smolts, or adults – are not a sufficient endpoint. The appropriate performance of cultured individuals following release are a required performance standard established by the 1999 Artificial Production review and reflected in the current Fish and Wildlife Program.

The information provided, especially the adult return data from the most recent years, is encouraging. The current SARs appear to be sufficient to transition from a captive to a "conventional" anadromous culture program. The current SARs appear to still be too small to plan for development of an integrated program, which requires a natural population at or above replacement.

The data presented on juvenile growth and production, and limnology, from the Stanley basin lakes is useful. The role of the three lakes in sockeye rearing is discussed in better detail and reviewers more fully appreciate the complexity of inter-lake comparisons and difficulty in assessing dominant trends in natural sockeye rearing and survival in the hydrosystem. The use of genetic parentage analysis on the returning adults beginning in 2010 will facilitate fish identification and analysis of the success of release strategies.

The response also provided draft summaries of data examining the relationships between sockeye/kokanee abundance, growth rates, and zooplankton in the three lakes, although it does not discuss if and how such information will be used to enhance lake management. Significant, important results to date are also provided regarding parr size, parr growth rates and smolt survival. Those results enable project staff to hypothesize that the inverse relationship between smolt size and survival that was observed is because size at migration reflects previous growth, without regard to seasonal growth patterns, and that smolt survival might be strongly influenced by growth rates directly preceding migration. This is nicely done, and testing those hypotheses should significantly assist in designing future actions.

An explanation of how limnological monitoring and kokanee population sampling guides lake fertilization and stocking rates is not adequate. It is not clear to the ISRP how the limnological component is integrated into the development of fertilization and fish release plans.

Given the apparent success of the captive broodstock program, there is anticipation of a Three-Step master plan to expand production to 500,000 to 1,000,000 smolts. It is important to document the performance of the fish in the wild. As a component of the Three-Step review, it would be very useful if the program produced a comprehensive synthesis of available information, including comparisons with characteristics of viable sockeye populations in other regions. The synthesis should evaluate factors affecting survival during each life stage in order to identify key bottlenecks where additional focus may be needed to enhance population viability. Additionally, the SARs outlook for Snake River sockeye salmon should be explored while considering reasonable survival scenarios during smolt migration and ocean rearing. This analysis should evaluate what is needed in order to produce a viable, self-sustained populations of Snake River sockeye salmon.

Significant gains can be made through comparison of Snake River sockeye with sockeye populations in other regions. For example, in the Kvichak watershed, Alaska, (formerly the largest producer of sockeye in North Pacific), smolts produced per female spawner was approximately 58 smolts when productivity was high (broods 1974-1990) and 30 smolts when productivity was low and overall R/S was near replacement (broods 1991-1998; ~50% of decline was due to low survival at sea). Redfish lake smolts per female spawner seemed to be somewhat high prior to 2006 (46-133 smolts) but a bit low thereafter (22-32 smolts).

Mean length of age-1 smolts (reviewers assumed the data were for age-1 fish) was typically greater than 100 mm, which is reasonable. Many populations in Alaska and coastal BC produce age 1 smolts that are smaller than 100 mm. But this somewhat large size may reflect low densities. However, it was odd to see many age-0 sockeye in Redfish Lake during September reaching only 50 mm (research report). When reporting length or weight, it is important to clarify age of the fish.

The proponents should continue to test the hypotheses mentioned in the proposal response. Importantly, the findings should be documented in published literature.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP requests a response on the following three items.

1. A succinct summary of the propagation and reintroduction efforts (yield of smolts and adult returns, egg-to-smolt survival rates, SARs, etc) for each year by lake and reintroduction strategy. The current proposal provides a chronology of releases and returns, but the yield from each strategy and location is not entirely clear.

2. A clearer explanation of the integration of the limnological monitoring, lake fertilization, and the success of reintroduction efforts. How does the limnological monitoring and juvenile O. nerka assessments inform lake fertilization and reintroduction decisions? How is the lake monitoring evaluated? What are the length of the smolts and the length at age? Is there evidence of depensation – is there evidence of safety in numbers? Results should be considered for each year releases.

3. A statement of the life-stage survivals (spawner to smolt, smolt to adult) and production levels needed to transition from captive propagation to a traditional anadromous hatchery propagation program to a self-sustaining natural population with abundance, productivity, spatial structure, and diversity sufficient for delisting. How do these requirements compare to what has been observed in the 2000-2007 and the 2008-2009 time periods?

Summary: In the 2007-2009 Fish and Wildlife Program solicitation review, the ISRP gave the Snake River sockeye captive propagation projects a does not meet criteria recommendation based on empirical results from the program that indicated the smolt-to-adult return (SAR) rates were so poor that the program would never be able to transition from a captive propagation program to an anadromous hatchery program at or above replacement.

In the last three years, there has been an encouraging increase in the number of hatchery-origin and natural adults returning from the ocean. In 2010 more than 100 naturally produced anadromous adults returned to the Redfish Lake weir.

Nonetheless, background information indicates SARs for naturally produced sockeye in Redfish Lake is typically less than 1 percent. SAR increased slightly above 1 percent only in 2008 and 2009 when sockeye survival throughout the Columbia River Basin increased. The exceptionally low survival rate for these sockeye is much lower than survival of sustainable sockeye populations throughout the Pacific Rim. The low survival and the low fecundity of sockeye (especially ocean age 2 fish) suggests that the captive brood stock and supplementation program will be necessary until the low survival can be significantly improved. The stock appears to be consistently well below replacement. The project should estimate egg-to-smolt survival or smolt per spawner and compare these values with those for other sockeye populations. These data and the SARs data would help identify the key bottleneck for Redfish Lake sockeye.

The program indicates the need to fertilize the lake. It would have been worthwhile for the proponents to provide length at age of sockeye smolts that have reared in the lake so that growth could be compared with many other populations. Are these fish smaller than expected based on density, temperature, and lake productivity? Size at age data can be very informative. If the freshwater portion of the adult sockeye scale is still intact, one could compare mean smolt scale radius with that of return adults to examine the extent to which size-selective mortality is occurring after smolts leave the system.

While cautious optimism is warranted, the ISRP concludes that the empirical evidence suggests substantial gains in survival are required to put the sockeye population on a trajectory toward delisting and recovery.
Documentation Links:
  • Proponent Response (11/15/2010)

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-402-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2007-402-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2007-402-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup Comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ( 50.6 63.1 64.2)
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (56.3)
Proponent Response:
Review: FY07-09 Implementation Review

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-402-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-402-00
Review: FY07-09 Implementation Review
Completed Date: 5/23/2007
Capital Rating: Qualifies for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: Hatchery
Comment: This project is a result of combining projects: 1991-072-00 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program; 1992-040-00 Redfish Lake Sockeye Broodstock; and 2005-012-00 Sockeye Smolt Program. Capital funding approval submitted by BPA COTR. The COTR, COTR's Manager and BPA Accountant certified that the request meets the BPA F&W capital policy and is approved for capital funding (if capital funds are available).
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1992-040-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1992-040-00 - Redfish Lake Sockeye Broodstock
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:
Assessment Number: 1991-071-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1991-071-00 - Sockeye Salmon Hab & Limnologi
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Need to prioritize work elements to support Redfish Lake Sockeye at this budget level (e.g., fertilization, carrying capacity, juv outmigration).
Assessment Number: 1991-072-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1991-072-00 - Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Reduced budget reflects the removal of all genetic elements except the critical portion addressing the development of the inbreeding avoidance spawning matrix.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1992-040-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1992-040-00 - Redfish Lake Sockeye Broodstock
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:
See the ISRP comments under proposal 199107200.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 1991-071-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1991-071-00 - Sockeye Salmon Hab & Limnologi
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 preliminary review recommendation for 199107100 (Snake River sockeye salmon habitat and limnological monitoring) was Not Fundable. This recommendation was based largely on this project's interrelationship with 199107200, the primary proposal to conduct the Redfish Lake sockeye salmon captive propagation program, which received a Not Fundable recommendation.

The ISRP also found deficiencies in the reporting of results in the proposal; however, this deficiency alone could have been resolved with a response.

Together with the other Redfish Lake sockeye salmon proposals, the ISRP carefully considered the response from the project sponsors. The response addressing the reporting of results and activities for this specific proposal was brief, but adequate.

Early results of productivity enhancement show increased survival of juveniles stocked in the test lakes, and residual sockeye have been observed spawning. Consequently, researchers now believe that with enhancement of habitat productivity, it may be possible to develop self-sustaining populations of residual sockeye salmon in the Stanley Basin lakes.

If the above hypothesis and its basis are true, the ISRP believes that with a rigorous monitoring program, assessment of the role of predators and competitors, and a defined end-point for testing the hypothesis, the project has scientific merit.

Preserving the Snake River sockeye salmon ESU will likely hinge on the status of residual sockeye in the Stanley Basin lakes. Whether the residual sockeye is preserving the population needs to be further explored.

Consequently the ISRP finds the project is justified and the final recommendation is Fundable. Contingent upon the final outcome of stocking activities under proposal 199107200, some work elements may need to be modified. Juvenile and adult monitoring and lake fertilization remain essential components of this project.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 1991-072-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1991-072-00 - Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program
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 ISRP carefully considered the sponsor's response. The ISRP acknowledges that the recommendation in the preliminary review was controversial. The ISRP believes the project sponsors have done all they can do to promote restoration of this sockeye salmon population given the status of the population and environmental setting. The program has been well run using accepted principles of genetics, conservation biology, and salmon culture. The proposal and response are sufficient to the extent that they provide adequate data and explain the sponsor's perspective. The ISRP's pessimistic recommendation is based on our assessment that the project is not showing progress toward meeting an ultimate objective of the population emerging from being maintained by an ex situ, closed captive population. There is inevitable change in the population, and a bleak outlook that significant environmental change is likely in the near future. We are not suggesting alternative approaches that they should have pursued.

The narrative for proposal 200727600 - Idaho Department of Fish and Game Rearing expansion for Snake River Sockeye Salmon provides a more comprehensive explanation of the ultimate intent of the captive propagation project than the narrative for 199107200. From 200727600:

"The program's ultimate goal is to function as a conventional supplementation program, relying on genetically diverse, rack returns of anadromous adults to meet in-hatchery captive broodstock as well as prespawn adult out-planting needs."

"…to address the long-term project goal and species recovery, the first important milestone to reach will be to generate sufficient anadromous adults to satisfy all in-hatchery spawning needs and to meet release objectives for eyed-eggs, presmolts, and smolts. The second milestone will be to return an adequate number of adults to release to program nursery lakes for natural spawning."

The sponsors have not made the case that the program is working - which was our original concern. There are a lot of data about the thousands of fry and smolts produced by the captive broodstock program, but only meager adult returns to the Stanley Basin.

The central point the ISRP emphasizes for the sponsor and Council is that the ISRP cannot deduce from the data provided that the population can ever progress from captive broodstock to conventional anadromous hatchery to supplementation supported and finally to naturally self-sustained. This is the goal of the program.

The sponsor argues that the reason the program has not progressed is due to a lack of smolt releases. They conclude that the levels of hatchery fish production impedes the programs success, and that more, not less, production is needed. If one reviews the releases in Redfish Lake provided in the proposal, there is substantial variation across years; in 2002 only 96 smolts were released. However, the sponsor's conclusion that fish for release is limiting the programs is somewhat difficult to reconcile with the sponsors emphasis on the substantial numbers of adults, eggs, pre-smolts, and smolts released from the program, as it's central success. There have in fact been difficulties in achieving the fish release goals of the culture operations. But that is not the primary issue.

The project reports that the average smolt-to-adult return ratio (SAR) is just under 0.1%. They report an average fecundity per female of 1979 eggs (calculated by the ISRP from the project's data) and they report a recent eye-up percentage of 78%. The sponsor does not track eye-eggs into eyed-egg plants, pre-smolt plants, smolt plants, adult plants, and adults retained for future broodfish for any broodyear, in the proposal. Consequently it is not known what the survival from eyed egg to smolt is in this program. In other words, by broodyear we cannot account for the fate of the eggs produced. Under typical hatchery rearing conditions one could reasonably expect another 78% survival from eyed-eggs to smolts.

Using these biological characteristics: a fecundity of 1979 eggs per female, 78% survival from green egg to eyed egg, 78% survival from eyed egg to smolt, and 0.1% survival from smolt to adult when released in either Redfish Lake outlet or the upper Salmon River, the expected return from a cohort of eggs from a female is 1.2.

For the program to progress from an ex-situ captive population to a self-sustaining anadromous hatchery supported population, the replacement rate per female needs to be at least two (one male and one female). Thus, under the current conditions the program can never progress from captive supported to an anadromous hatchery supported population, no matter how large one made it.

Based on this assessment the ISRP believes that it is our responsibility to report our finding that the project is unlikely to achieve the ultimate goals, and is therefore not scientifically sound. The only likely way for the captive propagation program to lead to a recovered population is to substantially improve the smolt-to-adult return ratio. The ISRP does not know whether that is possible. The ISRP does not see any evidence for being optimistic that SARs will be improved in the near future.

The ISRP also points out that "Not Fundable" means the proposal is not scientifically justified. The ISRP does not make funding decisions.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1992-040-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1992-040-00
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: Burley Creek hatchery O&M and RM&E regarding captive broodstock; fishery managers authorized/required; query whether cost share is sufficient.
Assessment Number: 1991-071-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1991-071-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: RM&E supporting SR sockeye; fishery managers authorized required as well; needs cost share or other remedy.
Assessment Number: 1991-072-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1991-072-00
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: Captive broodstock program for preserving redfish lake sockeye; fishery managers authorized/required; need confirmation that cost share is sufficient.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1992-040-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1992-040-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 2005-012-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2005-012-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 1991-071-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1991-071-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 1991-072-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1991-072-00
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: This project Merged From 1992-040-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: All work and budgets from projects 1991-071-00 (EXP), 1991-072-00 (EXP & CAP), 1992-040-00 (EXP & CAP), 2005-012-00 (CAP) is moved to project 2007-402-00.

This project Merged From 2005-012-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: All work and budgets from projects 1991-071-00 (EXP), 1991-072-00 (EXP & CAP), 1992-040-00 (EXP & CAP), 2005-012-00 (CAP) is moved to project 2007-402-00.

This project Merged From 1991-071-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: All work and budgets from projects 1991-071-00 (EXP), 1991-072-00 (EXP & CAP), 1992-040-00 (EXP & CAP), 2005-012-00 (CAP) is moved to project 2007-402-00.

This project Merged From 1991-072-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: All work and budgets from projects 1991-071-00 (EXP), 1991-072-00 (EXP & CAP), 1992-040-00 (EXP & CAP), 2005-012-00 (CAP) is moved to project 2007-402-00.


Name Role Organization
Paul Kline Supervisor Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
John Thorpe (Inactive) Technical Contact Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Desmond Maynard Technical Contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Debbie Frost Technical Contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Christine Nehls (Inactive) Interested Party Western Area Power Administration
Mike Edmondson Interested Party Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Travis Brown Technical Contact Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Amy Hines Interested Party Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dan Warren Technical Contact D J Warren and Associates, Inc.
Jenna Peterson Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Jonathan Mccloud Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Christine Kozfkay Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Dan Baker Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Bryan Grant Interested Party Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Eric Johnson Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Dorothy Welch Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Robert Shull Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Kurt Tardy Project Lead Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Brandon Filloon Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
John Powell Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)