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200737000 - Methods of Applying Salmon Timing Mechanisms to Wild and Hatchery Fish Management

Sponsor: The B. Taylor Group LLC

Budgets: FY07: $110,000 | FY08: $110,000 | FY09: $0

Short description: The migrations, feeding, spawning and other events of salmon are entrained to quantifiable and predictable natural light and dark cycles. This study will demonstrate how this phenomenon can be applied towards the more efficient management of stocks.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Not fundable

Comment:

The proponents have some interesting ideas, but the technical background was poorly explained. A brief summary of the existence of a book on salmon rhythms and the presentation of related hypotheses within the region was presented. The concept of using light as a cue for a variety of practical applications in the salmon-hydrosystem is tempting, but based on the information in the proposal not enough evidence is presented to justify investment in the development of the models. Therefore, the ISRP believes the proposal is not fundable at this time.

State/province recommendation: MS: Do Not Fund

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: This proposal was inadequate to determine merit and no ties to specific guidance documents were provided.