Nisqually Salmon Recovery  3 year workplan update 2011
Nisqually Fall Chinook Stock Management Plan Nisqually Fall Chinook Terminal Area Management Plan January 2011 Prepared by...
2010 Long Term Goals  for Nisqually River Chinook <ul><li>Assure natural production of Chinook in perpetuity by providing ...
2011 Long Term Goals  for Nisqually River Chinook <ul><li>Assure natural production of Chinook in perpetuity by providing ...
Salmon Recovery Action Plan <ul><li>Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Hatchery </li></ul><ul><li>Outreac...
Priority Habitat Areas
 
Successful Stock Management will lead to full Realized Potential of Habitat Investment….
<ul><li>Recovery Issue:   </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of hatchery fish for harvest, but…..  </li></ul><ul><li>need more natural...
Selective Fishing <ul><li>Selective fishing is a technology that will allow treaty commercial harvesters the choice to cat...
Yelm Jim and George Leschi Fishing Traditional Technology.
Harvest Management  into the Future <ul><li>2011:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interim exploitation rate on natural Chinook: 65%...
Hatchery Reform: Nisqually Seasonal Weir <ul><li>Recovery Issue:   </li></ul><ul><li>too many hatchery fish are spawning i...
Restore locally adapted population <ul><li>Reduce hatchery influence on naturally spawning population. </li></ul><ul><li>O...
Fish Auger
New adult sampling method – spawner counts, evaluating how well the weir is working <ul><li>Tag all Chinook passed upstrea...
New Integrated Hatchery Program <ul><li>Clear Creek Program  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broodstock: approximately 2,300 adults ...
 
 
Proposed New Habitat Projects <ul><li>7 mainstem Nisqually shoreline acquisitions for protection of 250 acres total </li><...
Nisqually Salmon Recovery Funding Board - 2011 Round Schedule <ul><li>April 18 -  Call for letters of intent  </li></ul><u...
Requests for NRC actions: <ul><li>Approve updates to 3 year workplan  </li></ul><ul><li>Approve a public comment period fo...
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2011 Salmon Recovery Workplan Update

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This is the presentation give by Jeanette Dorner at the April 2011 Nisqually River Council meeting.

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  1. 1. Nisqually Salmon Recovery 3 year workplan update 2011
  2. 2. Nisqually Fall Chinook Stock Management Plan Nisqually Fall Chinook Terminal Area Management Plan January 2011 Prepared by the Nisqually Chinook Recovery Team
  3. 3. 2010 Long Term Goals for Nisqually River Chinook <ul><li>Assure natural production of Chinook in perpetuity by providing high quality, functioning habitat and by developing a self-sustaining, naturally spawning population with diverse geographic distribution. The long term population target for Nisqually Chinook is 3600 natural spawners. The long term population target may be updated and specific population parameter targets like productivity and abundance may be added as our knowledge about the stock improves and our modeling efforts advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Assure a sustainable annual terminal harvest of 10,000 to 15,000 Chinook. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide significant contributions to ecosystem functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and enhance natural production of all salmonids. </li></ul><ul><li>Assure that the economic, cultural, and social benefits derived from the Nisqually ecosystem will be sustained in perpetuity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2011 Long Term Goals for Nisqually River Chinook <ul><li>Assure natural production of Chinook in perpetuity by providing high quality, functioning habitat and by developing a self-sustaining, naturally spawning population with diverse geographic distribution. Our long-term projection of the benefits of improved population fitness and habitat potential suggests that the terminal run can regularly exceed 2,000 adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Assure a sustainable annual terminal harvest of 10,000 to 15,000 Chinook. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide significant contributions to ecosystem functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure and enhance natural production of all salmonids. </li></ul><ul><li>Assure that the economic, cultural, and social benefits derived from the Nisqually ecosystem will be sustained in perpetuity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Salmon Recovery Action Plan <ul><li>Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Hatchery </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Management </li></ul>
  6. 6. Priority Habitat Areas
  7. 8. Successful Stock Management will lead to full Realized Potential of Habitat Investment….
  8. 9. <ul><li>Recovery Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of hatchery fish for harvest, but….. </li></ul><ul><li>need more natural origin fish on the spawning grounds. </li></ul>Harvest Management Solution: Looking at methods of selective fishing that would allow continued harvest of hatchery fish while giving natural origin fish a chance to escape.
  9. 10. Selective Fishing <ul><li>Selective fishing is a technology that will allow treaty commercial harvesters the choice to catch a lot more Chinook into the future just as monofilament net and boat motors have done in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Selective fishing techniques that might be tried: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Floating trap with live boxes in traditional set net areas in the estuary? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangle set net? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangle drift net? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional drift gill net? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary wooden weirs with dip nets??? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoop traps? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Yelm Jim and George Leschi Fishing Traditional Technology.
  11. 12. Harvest Management into the Future <ul><li>2011: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interim exploitation rate on natural Chinook: 65% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treaty harvest rate around 40% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2012 and 2013: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interim exploitation rate on natural Chinook: 56% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treaty harvest rate will be around 29% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2014: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebuilding exploitation rate on natural Chinook: 47% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treaty harvest rate needs to be 20% (6,200 Chinook non-selective). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Well below our community tribal harvest goal of 10,000-15,000. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaving so many hatchery fish uncaught will compound the issue of increased HORs on the spawning grounds. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Hatchery Reform: Nisqually Seasonal Weir <ul><li>Recovery Issue: </li></ul><ul><li>too many hatchery fish are spawning in the wild with natural origin fish, not allowing the natural origin fish to develop adaptations to local conditions </li></ul>Solution: Remove hatchery fish from the spawning population using a seasonal weir placed in the river just above the hatcheries.
  13. 14. Restore locally adapted population <ul><li>Reduce hatchery influence on naturally spawning population. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next five years reduce proportion of hatchery fish to an average of less than 10% of the spawning population. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Fish Auger
  15. 16. New adult sampling method – spawner counts, evaluating how well the weir is working <ul><li>Tag all Chinook passed upstream of the weir with a uniquely numbered jaw tag </li></ul><ul><li>Record date and time collected and released </li></ul><ul><li>Sample all carcasses for jaw tags during spawning ground surveys, record time and location of recoveries </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate efficiency using rate jaw tags recovered in escapement </li></ul>
  16. 17. New Integrated Hatchery Program <ul><li>Clear Creek Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broodstock: approximately 2,300 adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural origin fish: 0% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.4 million release </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kalama Creek Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broodstock: approximately 400 adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Origin Fish: 25%, broodstock collection will include additional fish to account for a 10% pre-spawn mortality and unmarked hatchery fish in broodstock collected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>600,000 release </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Proposed New Habitat Projects <ul><li>7 mainstem Nisqually shoreline acquisitions for protection of 250 acres total </li></ul><ul><li>1 acquisition of a conservation easement on 38 acres on Middle Ohop Creek </li></ul><ul><li>1 acquisition for protection of 5 acres on Red Salmon Creek </li></ul><ul><li>3 new riparian restoration projects: 1 on the Nisqually mainstem and 2 on the Mashel </li></ul><ul><li>1 new culvert replacement project on Toboton Creek </li></ul>
  18. 21. Nisqually Salmon Recovery Funding Board - 2011 Round Schedule <ul><li>April 18 - Call for letters of intent </li></ul><ul><li>May 2 - letters of intent due (letters should include project sponsor, name of project, 2 to 3 sentence description of project, and estimated amount of funding request) </li></ul><ul><li>May 18 - draft SRFB application entered into PRISM by project sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>June 1 - Project presentations and/ or field trips for Nisqually Habitat Workgroup. (Nisqually River Council members also invited). Project ranking by Habitat Workgroup. </li></ul><ul><li>June 29 - Final applications from project sponsors due in PRISM </li></ul><ul><li>July 15 - Nisqually River Council meeting: review/ finalize project ranking </li></ul><ul><li>August 12 - Nisqually Project list due to Puget Sound Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>August 26 - Lead Entity full application due to Puget Sound Partnership </li></ul>It is likely that approximately $1 million will be available to allocate in this round.
  19. 22. Requests for NRC actions: <ul><li>Approve updates to 3 year workplan </li></ul><ul><li>Approve a public comment period for the next few weeks on plan and authorize Council Executive Committee to review and address any public comments received. </li></ul><ul><li>Approve proposed Nisqually schedule for this year’s SRFB round </li></ul>

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