This review concerns the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s Accord Project, Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan Implementation (2008-524-00). This multi-faceted project has undergone several ISRP reviews, including a review of the comprehensive plan/program for which the ISRP requested more detailed descriptions, essentially sub-proposals, for the project’s various objectives (ISRP 2010-16). Sub-proposals for these objectives have been submitted for ISRP review over the last two years.
On April 6, 2012 the Council requested that the ISRP evaluate a response to the June 2011 review (ISRP 2011-15) concerning three project objectives (or sub-proposals):
1. Objective 3, Action 3.3, Tasks 3.3A, subtask(i); Assessment of gene flow in Pacific lamprey using microsatellite markers
2. Objective 3, Action 3.3, Tasks 3.3A, subtask(ii); Microsatellite analysis on Pacific lamprey from the Willamette Basin
3. Objective 5, Action 5.1, Task 5.1B; Emerging and legacy contaminants in juvenile Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin.
Based on the response, the ISRP finds that the genetic work under Objective 3 does not meet scientific review criteria, but the contaminants work under Objective 5 meets scientific review criteria with qualifications.