The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Fisheries Program Office's portion of the total budget has been provided to the Fish Passage Center for inclusion in their submittal.
Successfully PIT tagged 6,000 Brood Year 2004 summer chinook at Wells State Hatchery, 3,000 Brood Year upriver bright fall chinook at Priest Rapids State Hatchery, and 15,000 Brood Year 2004 spring chinook chinook at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery within the FY2005 budget provided. The Service supplied all marking equipment, staffing and contractual services to accomplish the marking projects. PIT tags were supplied by PSMFC.
2006 goals are to continue to provide the tagging support services for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and Fish Passage Center as the Service has in the past by tagging the requested number of fish for the Smolt Monitoring Project within agreed upon budgets.
This project is part of the Smolt Monitoring Project (1987-127-00) conducted by PSMFC/FPC which falls within the systemwide subbasin plan and is an integral part of the ongoing passage and survival monitoring program.
Staff at FPC have overall responsibility for project design and budget development of which the Service tagging project is one small component.