Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Policy/Technical Involvement and Planning, 2001-2002 Annual Report.
The Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) is a supplementation project sponsored by the Northwest Power Planning Council (Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program 1994, Measure 7.4K). The objectives of the YKFP are: (1) to test the hypothesis that new supplementation techniques can be used in the Yakima River Basin to increase natural production and to improve harvest opportunities while maintaining the long-term genetic fitness of the wild and native salmonid populations and keeping adverse ecological interactions within acceptable limits (Yakima Fisheries Project Final Environment Impact Statement, 1996); (2) provide knowledge about the use of supplementation, so that it may be used to mitigate effects on anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin; (3) to maintain and improve the quantity and productivity of salmon and steelhead habitat, including those areas made accessible by habitat improvements; (4) to ensure that Project implementation remains consistent with the Council's Fish and Wildlife Program; and (5) to implement the Project in a prudent and environmentally sound manner. Current YKFP operations have been designed to test the principles of supplementation (Busack et al. 1997). The Project's experimental design has focused on the following critical uncertainties affecting supplementation: (1) The survival and reproductive success of hatchery fishmore »
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R&D Project: 199506425; TRN: US200617%%396
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Title on publication: WDFW policy/technical involvement and planning in the Yakima/Klickitat fisheries project.
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- Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Portland, OR
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- United States
- 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ADVISORY COMMITTEES; BUSINESS; COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN; FISHERIES; GENETICS; HABITAT; HYPOTHESIS; IMPLEMENTATION; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; PLANNING; PRODUCTION; PRODUCTIVITY; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; RIVERS; SALMON; Fish-culture - Washington (State) - Yakima River Watershed; Fish-culture - Washington (State) - Klickitat River Watershed
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