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198335000 - Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery Operations & Maintenance

Sponsor: Nez Perce Tribe

Budgets: FY07: $2,033,220 | FY08: $2,094,217 | FY09: $2,177,986

Short description: Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery is a supplementation program using conventional and NATURES rearing techniques to rear spring and fall chinook salmon. Phase I production goals are set at 1.4 million fall chinook salmon and 625,000 spring chinook salmon.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $2,033,220 | FY08: $2,033,220 | FY09: $2,033,220

Comment: Flat line '07 requested amount - this level was reflected in the Step 3 NPTH decision (May 17, 2000). Other associated life histories (coho) not prioritized.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable


While the ISRP recommends the project as fundable, the ISRP also expects the sponsors to do a better job of reporting results in their future proposals. The Project History reports only actions performed, e.g., the planning and creation of the hatchery, and numbers of fish of different sorts stocked each year since releases began in 2003. Adult return rates cannot yet be reported, of course, but it would be helpful to have information for each released group on egg-to-smolt survival and on smolt survival to points downstream. Reasons for variation in such results should be discussed, including comparison with literature values. In their response, the sponsors provided additional data and explanations, and these seem adequate; however, in future review cycles, sponsors could do a better job of following the topical outline for proposals.

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State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: Snake

Recommended budgets: FY07: $2,033,220 | FY08: $2,033,220 | FY09: $2,033,220

Comment: Referenced as currently Implementing BiOp UPA in June 1, 2006 Delwiche (BPA) letter to Whiting (NPCC).