At the Council’s December 16, 2009 request, the ISRP reviewed documentation provided by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to meet a condition for the Columbia River Fish Accord project Resident Fish Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) (#2008-109-00). The Council placed the condition on the proposal on December 9, 2009 based on the ISRP review of the proposal (ISRP 2009-44) which requested that a statistical power analysis be developed and reviewed by the ISRP before the radio-tagging effort is implemented.
The project’s goal is to improve the basic understanding of the population dynamics of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) within the San Poil Subbasin by examining movements and winter ecology among life histories.
The ISRP finds that the qualification is satisfied. The power analysis provides sufficient clarification of the analytical boundaries of the study. This analysis should guide the interpretation and management implications of the study results. The ability to answer all the questions posed by the objectives would likely require increased sample sizes of tagged fish.