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Project Summary

Project 2008-502-00 - Expanded Tribal Catch Sampling
Project Number:
2008-502-00
Title:
Expanded Tribal Catch Sampling
Summary:
This project will improve the monitoring and catch sampling of the Zone 6 tribal fisheries by increasing the collection of more tribal catch data through increased sample rates and employing the use of additional data collection methods. Improving data collection in the Zone 6 tribal fisheries will provide additional information for managers to make decisions.

Tribal mainstem fisheries are comprised of four general segments. There is a platform and hook and line fishery. The platform fishery allows the use of dip nets, hoop nets and hook and line gear. This fishery is generally open all year for subsistence use and for much of the year for commercial use. There is a ceremonial and subsistence permit gillnet fishery that occurs primarily in the spring. Tribal fishers must have a permit from their tribe to participate in this fishery. Permit fishing is occasionally done at other times of the year. There is a commercial gillnet fishery. The commercial gillnet fishery is an open access fishery for any tribal member and is the most intensive fishery with the largest harvests. Most catch sampling effort is focused on commercial gillnet fisheries. The tribes occasionally have a setline fishery targeting sturgeon and a trap fishery targeting shad.

Tribal catch monitoring is done using creel survey (interview) techniques. Not all fish are sold to commercial wholesale buyers, therefore commercial buying records (fish tickets) only provide part of the total catch estimate. Tribal catch monitors survey fishermen as fish are landed to determine catch per unit effort for each fishing period. The monitors also estimate the effort for the platform/ hook and line fishery. CRITFC staff estimate the total effort for the gillnet fishery through aerial surveys of nets. This project will help enhance and improve this system of catch monitoring.

Managers are interested in the estimate of the total catch and the stock composition of the catch. An increasing number of PIT tagged fish have been released over recent years. This project will test the feasibility of sampling tribal catches for PIT tags by providing detection equipment to the tribal catch monitors. The PIT information collected will supplement other stock composition information to provide a more comprehensive picture of the harvest impacts.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2008
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mainstem - 100.00%
Purpose:
Harvest
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Lower Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Walleye
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2019 - FY2021)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2019 Expense $96,774 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Extensions (CRITFC) 10/4/2018 10/04/2018
FY2020 Expense $96,774 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Extensions (CRITFC) 10/4/2018 10/04/2018
FY2020 Expense $50,000 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Fish Accord Transfers - CRITFC 11/1 11/01/2019
FY2021 Expense $97,984 From: Fish Accord - LRT - CRITFC Accord Extensions (CRITFC) 10/4/2018 10/04/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2020
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Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
73354 REL 36 SOW Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 2008-502-00 EXP EXPANDED TRIBAL CATCH SAMPLING Issued $146,774 12/1/2019 - 11/30/2020
CR-342901 SOW Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 2008-502-00 EXP EXPANDED TRIBAL CATCH SAMPLING Pending $1 12/1/2020 - 11/30/2021



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):13
Completed:9
On time:9
Status Reports
Completed:39
On time:10
Avg Days Late:28

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
48773 54082, 59001, 63346, 67363, 71068, 74230, 77811, 73354 REL 18, 73354 REL 36 200850200 EXP EXPANDED TRIBAL CATCH SAMPLING Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) 08/2010 08/2010 Pending 39 55 4 0 7 66 89.39% 1
Project Totals 39 55 4 0 7 66 89.39% 1


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: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-502-00-ISRP-20190404
Project: 2008-502-00 - Expanded Tribal Catch Sampling
Review: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support
Proposal Number: NPCC19-2008-502-00
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 4/4/2019
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:

Qualifications:

The ISRP recommends that the proponents describe their responses to the ISRP's comments and suggestions below in their upcoming annual report covering FY 2019 accomplishments.

1.      A detailed description of the creel survey methodology and/or an appropriate publicly available reference that provides details of the survey methodology.

2.      Creel survey data for 2017 and 2018 integrated with prior data.

3.      A description of how creel survey data are shared with co-managers so that timely management responses can be made if needed. The ISRP presumes that creel survey data are shared in-season with co-managers.

4.      A description of the project's adaptive management process; i.e., how the proponents review and possibly alter their existing survey methods and other protocols.

Comment:

This project provides creel survey data in mainstem Tribal fisheries that are expanded by the Yakama Nation fisheries biologists and shared with co-managers. The project fulfills U.S. v. Oregon monitoring requirements, but little information was provided in the proposal and survey reports about the survey design, standard procedures, dates, survey effort or extent of survey coverage.

More timely reporting of creel survey data is needed.

1. Objectives, Significance to Regional Programs, and Technical Background

The objectives of this catch monitoring project are to increase monitoring of Zone 6 tribal fisheries and tribal fisheries immediately below Bonneville Dam (all gear types and uses) and to recover PIT tags in captured salmon. Harvest data are used to expand and estimate total catch by tribal fisheries, which is needed for fisheries management and to ensure harvests are within the limits of the U.S. v. Oregon Management Agreement. Sufficient information is provided in the brief proposal and report regarding the significance and background of this basic fisheries monitoring effort.

2. Results and Adaptive Management

Project reports summarize expanded tribal harvests by species in relation to counts at Bonneville Dam and PIT tag recoveries for each species of salmon and steelhead. The most recent report describes harvests for 2016. No information was reported for 2017 and 2018 fisheries, but these data were presented in the PowerPoint presentation. Creel data are shared with the U.S. v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee, and creel data are expanded to total catch by species. The potential role of PIT tag recoveries was considered in discussions of adaptive management. However, to date PIT tags are primarily collected and shared with agencies that released the tags rather than using them for harvest management. In its next annual report, the proponents should describe their adaptive management process; i.e., how they review and possibly alter their existing survey methods and other protocols.

3. Methods: Project Relationships, Work Types, and Deliverables

The Yakama Nation Fisheries Department runs the creel monitoring program for all four tribes. CRITFC assists in coordinating tribal fisheries and reporting catches to co-managers. The approach is briefly described, including creel (interview) surveys to estimate CPUE and weekly aerial surveys to estimate overall effort. The proposal indicates that the effort has successfully achieved its goal of surveying 20% of the fishers. This effort does not involve stock-specific estimates, which are covered by other projects, but it does document marked and unmarked harvests. The effort is integrated with state fisheries management. The proposal and recent reports do not provide details about the survey design, standard procedures, dates, survey effort or extent of survey coverage. Presumably this effort receives sufficient technical oversight from the U.S. vs Oregon Technical Advisory Committee, but there was no reference to the creel survey methodology. The proponents assume that the creel data can be expanded to obtain accurate counts of total numbers of fish harvested in Tribal fisheries.

Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2008-502-00-NPCC-20110701
Project: 2008-502-00 - Expanded Tribal Catch Sampling
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2008-502-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Under Review
Comments: Project implementation based on outcome of review process.

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-502-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2008-502-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2008-502-00
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: (62.1)
All Questionable RPA Associations (0) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (0)
Proponent Response:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Stuart Ellis Project Lead Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Mike Matylewich Supervisor Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Christine Golightly Interested Party Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Dolores Rodriguez Administrative Contact Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC)
Israel Duran Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
John Skidmore Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Corrie Veenstra Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Brady (USGS) Allen Project SME US Geological Survey (USGS)