200752200 - Innovative Fish Sample Gear for Reducing Stress and Mortality in the Catch and Increasing Efficiency in Monitoring the Effectiveness of Dike Removal Projects

Sponsor: Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce

Short description: To improve monitoring of newly evolving estuarine habitat behind breached dikes, CREST is proposing the construction of innovative fish sampling gear that will decrease salmonid stress / mortality and provide better safety and efficiency for field staff.

Location: Lower Columbia province, Columbia Estuary subbasin

Budgets: FY08: $6,731 | FY09: $1,107

Primary species:
Anadromous: Chinook: Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Anadromous: Chum: Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Anadromous: Coho: Lower Columbia River ESU (proposed threatened)
Anadromous: Coastal Cutthroat: Southwest Washington/Columbia River ESU
Anadromous: Steelhead: Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Anadromous: Steelhead: Middle Columbia River ESU (threatened)


ObjectiveDescriptionSubbasin planStrategies
Develop safe salmon sample method for restoration. Subobjectives: 1. Reduce stress or mortality on fish during biological sampling. 2. Increase efficiency and capacity of fish sampling effort to better document salmonid use of restored tidal habitats in the Columbia River estuary. 3. Increase field staff safety. Lower Columbia The Lower Columbia River Subbasins Plan and Mainstem Amendments prioritize the restoration of floodplain connectivity and protection of estuarine spawning, rearing, and resting habitats for the benefit of all salmon.



  • ISRP: Unranked
  • Council: Not fundable
  • BPA: Not fundable