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200100300 - Adult Pit Detector Installation

Sponsor: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)

Budgets: FY07: $245,491 | FY08: $184,235 | FY09: $134,742

Short description: This project installs and evaluates extended-range interrogation systems for adult and juvenile salmonids. It also assesses the potential impact of adopting alternative technologies such as a new tag model before the technology is adopted or installed.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $245,491 | FY08: $184,235 | FY09: $134,742

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The sponsors of the proposal provided adequate responses to all ISRP questions and comments. The proposal narrative was revised by adding more detailed descriptions of the project history and by providing test results that indicated that the detection efficiencies of PIT tagged adult salmonids by the new vertical slot interrogation systems were much improved over the older orifice-based systems. Figures indicating the locations and orientation of the new detectors were also added to the revised narrative. In the response document and narrative the sponsors also included a good explanation of how the improvements in the PIT tag interrogation systems will impact meeting objectives for the Fish and Wildlife Program (and for all other regional plans) as well as the recovery of ESA-listed anadromous and resident fish affected by development and operation of the hydrosystem. The sponsors indicate that since the RM&E program relies on PIT-tag data for their analyses, the installation and evaluation of newly installed PIT-tag interrogation systems helps to improve the accuracy of these analyses. By expanding the collection of PIT-tag data and improving detection efficiencies, estimates of reach survival estimates for ESA-listed populations are stronger statistically.

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State/province recommendation: MS: Core Program

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: $245,491 | FY08: $184,235 | FY09: $134,742

Comment: No comments.