In response to the Council's request, this is the ISRP and ISAB's comprehensive review of Columbia River Basin fish tagging technologies and programs. The Council requested that the ISAB and ISRP address six questions:
The ISRP and ISAB's report begins with recommendations and responses to the Council’s questions. This is followed by summaries of fish tagging programs for three management domains: hydrosystem passage; hatchery and harvest management; and estuary and ocean conditions. The report concludes with a brief summary of statistical considerations in tag programs. The appendices provide descriptions of the primary tagging technologies used in the Basin and tables identifying ongoing projects recently funded through the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program, the Corps' Anadromous Fishery Evaluation Program (AFEP), and the Pacific Salmon Commission’s (PSC) Northern and Southern Funds.