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Title: Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Captive Broodstock Rearing and Research, 2001 Annual Report.

In 1995, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) established captive broodstock programs to aid in the recovery of Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). These programs were intended to provide safety nets for Salmon and Grande Ronde River Basins spring/summer chinook salmon stocks. They also provide a basis of examining the efficacy of captive rearing and captive breeding programs as tools for recovering listed salmonid populations. In years when no or few naturally produced fish return from the sea, captive fish and their progeny can be used to maintain populations in these two Snake River Basin tributaries. The NMFS facility at Manchester, WA, provides the crucial seawater environment needed to culture anadromous salmonids during the marine phase of their life cycle. At the Manchester Research Station, the fish are cultured in 6.1m diameter circular tanks housed in a fully enclosed and secure building. The tanks are supplied with seawater that has been processed to eliminate most marine pathogens. The fish are fed a commerciallymore » prepared diet and held at densities and loading rates designed to maximize fish quality. When fish begin to mature, they are transferred to ODFW or IDFG freshwater facilities in Oregon and Idaho for final maturation. The states then release the mature fish (Idaho) or their progeny (Oregon) back into their native Snake River tributary waters in restoration efforts. In FY 2001, NMFS cultured 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 broodyear fish at its Manchester Facility. This report addresses program activities from September 1, 2000 to August 31, 2001.« less
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
811360
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-00004662-1
R&D Project: 199606700; TRN: US200311%%407
DOE Contract Number:
00004662
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2003
Research Org:
Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; BREEDING; DIET; ENDANGERED SPECIES; FISHERIES; LIFE CYCLE; LOADING RATE; PATHOGENS; PROGENY; REARING; RIVERS; SALMON; SEAWATER; TANKS CHINOOK SALMON - BREEDING; FISH-CULTURE