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200738800 - Fish Passage Data System (Key Functions Previously Performed by the Fish Passage Center)

Sponsor: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)

Budgets: FY07: $890,189 | FY08: $925,797 | FY09: $962,828

Short description: BPA issued a solicitation in December 2005 to transfer key functions previously performed by the Fish Passage Center to be transferred to other existing and capable entities in the region with a continuity of the activities. The solicitation included thr

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

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

Comment: A portion of the unallocated balance will be available for the Council to make final project funding recommendations for fish passage science and analysis.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable


This is a proposal to replace most of the functions of the current Fish Passage Center (FPC), which is a required element in the Fish and Wildlife Program. This proposal provides clearly defined objectives and work elements, and the methods for each work element are sufficiently detailed. The ISRP rates this proposal as fundable. The ISRP recommends close coordination with Project Proposal ID# 200728700 (if funded) because that project will have a coordination role of several former fish passage center functions and provide a review process for technical analysis and technical products. Although not required to respond, we include other comments for the sponsors to consider: Rationale and significance to subbasin plans and regional programs: The Council’s Mainstem Amendments (2003) should be referred to as requiring this project to provide technical support to the state, tribal, and federal fishery managers. Project history: This section was stated as not applicable. However, for such a long-running project there have been a number of important accomplishments and completed documents that could be listed in this section. At least a one-page summary should be included. Monitoring and evaluation: The major functions of the FPC are M&E. However, the proposal includes nothing regarding the broader monitoring aspects such as coordinating or participating with other regional RM&E programs such as CSMEP. The proposal needs to provide some detail of how they will develop this broader monitoring plan and give details of how they will coordinate and participate with other regional RM&E programs. Facilities, equipment, and personnel: A good description of facilities and equipment is provided. An organizational chart with names and positions is included and is helpful. However, resumes for personnel on the chart are not provided and should be, so reviewers can determine if personnel have necessary qualifications for accomplishing the project.

State/province recommendation: MS: Fish passage monitoring

Review group: MSRT

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

Comment: The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project would not address their needs because there is no mechanism for real time delivery of products.