At the Council’s March 12, 2009 request, the ISRP reviewed Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s proposal, Chum Salmon Enhancement in the Lower Columbia River. This proposal is intended to meet needs identified in the 2008 Biological Opinion (BiOp) for the Federal Columbia River Power System by promoting recovery of lower Columbia River chum salmon populations through development of an integrated program for chum salmon habitat restoration and supplementation/reintroduction.
The ISRP found that the proposal does not meet scientific criteria and requests a response. The proposal content is insufficient for a complete assessment. A more thorough proposal is needed.