Proposed budget for FY2006 is $110,036. This represents a total of 175,000 spring chinook and coho tagged and fin clipped at Little White Salmon, Carson and Eagle Creek National Fish Hatcheries. This also includes bio-sampling, analysis and annual reporting.
Succcessfully adipose clipped and Coded Wire Tagged 75,000 brood year 2004 spring chinook at Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery, 75,000 brood yesr 2004 spring chinook at Carson National Fish Hatchery, and 25,000 brood year 2004 coho at Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery and conducted bio-sampling and stock assessment analtsis for Columbia River National Fish Hatcheries within the 2005 budget provided. The Service supplied all marking equipment, staffing and contract services to accomplish the marking projects and the technical staff to conduct the stock assessment analysis.
2006 goals are to continue the partner role with the other management agencies to mark and tag representative groups of hatchery fish that have no other marking programs to support ongoing evaluations of basin-wide hatchery programs.
This Service directed project contributes along with similar ODFW (1983-013-02) and WDFW (1982-013-04) projects towards the PSMFC Coded Wire Tag project (1982-013-01) to provide ongoing coded wire tag database information for Pacific Northwest hatchery programs and fishery management and falls within the Systemwide subbasin plan.