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Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2022: PTAGIS - Development of Large PIT-Tag Antennas to Estimate Migration Timing and Survival for Adult Salmonids near Pile Dikes in the Columbia River Estuary, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30855.

Item Identification

Title: PTAGIS - Development of Large PIT-Tag Antennas to Estimate Migration Timing and Survival for Adult Salmonids near Pile Dikes in the Columbia River Estuary
Status: In Work
Abstract:

We continued research and development of a passive PIT-tag detection system along a pile dike in the estuary (rkm 70). Target fish for this system are returning adult salmonids, whose detection in the mid-estuary can be compared with subsequent detections at upstream dams to determine timing and survival during the adult migration. In 2013 we changed all system

electronics from the MUX used in 2011 and 2012 to the MTS transceiver. This system upgrade allowed us to quadruple the size of antennas, and thus fish passage openings, to an area of 2.4 6.1 m. In March, we installed three new antennas encased in a rigid PVC housing (10 cm diameter) onto the pile dike system (PTAGIS site code PD7). One of these eventually leaked, and we replaced it in July using an antenna with an experimental housing. The new housing was smaller in diameter (19 mm) and made of flexible PVC hose. We expanded the system with 2 additional antennas placed further inshore along the pile dike (5 total). Except for interruptions to replace antennas and a few brief interruptions in late fall due to solar power shortage; the new system has remained operational from March through October 2013.

In 2013, we detected 375 adult and jack salmonids including 96 spring Chinook, 104 summer Chinook, 106 fall Chinook, 54 steelhead, 12 sockeye, and 3 coho salmon. We also detected 612 juvenile salmonids, 5 sturgeon, 1 pikeminnow, and 32 fish with PIT tags yet to be identified in PTAGIS. Survival estimates (SE) of adults to passage over Bonneville Dam were 90.5% (15%), 88.2% (8%), 92.1% (5%), and 90.7 (8%), respectively for spring, summer, and fall Chinook salmon and steelhead. Median travel times from detection at PD7 to Bonneville Dam for the same fish groups were 4.0d, 3.7d, 3.2d and 4.6d.

Stationary PIT-tag antennas are used to interrogate PIT-tagged fish throughout the Columbia River hydrosystem and in streams to evaluate fish passage and survival for both juvenile and adult fish. Pile dikes are common in the estuary and in some areas located less than 0.5 kms apart and can be a substantial obstacle for migrating fish along the shoreline. Fishermen often utilize the area near pile dikes to target adult fish believing they become more concentrated as they circumvent the outermost piling during their upstream migration. This strategy was similar to that used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by designers of effective fish wheel leads utilized with great success until banned. Estuary PIT-tag data obtained with a pair-trawl characteristically shows an increase in detection rate of juvenile fish when passing just outside of these pile dikes. In fall 2011 and continuing through fall 2012, we deployed a 4 to 6-coil configuration of detection antennas using an industry standard MUX transceiver system (site code PD7 in PTAGIS). Fish passage openings were limited to 4X10 with the MUX but we created a matrix of coils spanning 8.5 X 20 in water 20 deep. In 2013, we adapted a Bata version of a new IS1001 transceiver system and deployed antennas with individual coils as large as 10X 20 in the same location. We propose continued deployment of stationary PIT-tag antennas on representative pile dikes to evaluate the potential of establishing a network of stationary monitoring sites in the estuary for long-term data collection. A proto-type Pile Dike Antenna (PDA) system deployed near river kilometer 70 since 2011 has enabled collection of limited timing and species composition data for adult salmonids (primary target) entering the estuary and juvenile salmonids (secondary target) exiting the estuary. Expansion of such antenna systems to passively sample passing fish at various fixed locations in the estuary enable calculation of survival rates to Bonneville Dam for adult salmonids to better evaluate impacts by marine mammals. PDAs would potentially provide full year detection capability for both adult and juvenile salmonids in the estuary. .

Physical Location

Organization: Northwest Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 495400
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bentley, Paul
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: Paul.Bentley@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 495401
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 495399
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Contact, Metadata
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: (206) 860-3433

Originator

CC ID: 495403
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bentley, Paul
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: Paul.Bentley@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 495402
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bentley, Paul
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: Paul.Bentley@noaa.gov

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495406
W° Bound: -123.3298
E° Bound: -123.3298
N° Bound: 46.1384
S° Bound: 46.1384
Description

Jones Beach: Jones Beach Field office and shop

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495405
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-07-15
End: 2014-12-31

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495409
W° Bound: -123.3795
E° Bound: -123.3795
N° Bound: 46.1386
S° Bound: 46.1386
Description

Kerry West: Kerry West Marina and storage area

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495408
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-07-15
End: 2014-12-31

Extent Group 3

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495412
W° Bound: -123.3804
E° Bound: -123.3804
N° Bound: 46.1456
S° Bound: 46.1456
Description

PD7: PD7 pile dike sample location

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495411
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-07-15
End: 2014-12-31

Extent Group 4

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495415
W° Bound: -123.9474
E° Bound: -123.9474
N° Bound: 46.1995
S° Bound: 46.1995
Description

Pt Adams: Shop facilities and main office

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495414
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-07-15
End: 2014-12-31

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

http://www.ptagis.org/

Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 495416
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/datasets/dataset/19290
Distributor:
File Name: PTAGIS
Description:

Regional PIT tag data respository

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Databases are maintained locally and routinely compared to PTAGIS for verification and QAQC. These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the projects Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 25
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 0 days
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: Pacific States Marine Fish Commision
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: refer to PTAGIS bylaws http://www.ptagis.org/
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

refer to PTAGIS bylaws http://www.ptagis.org/

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Weekly uploads of pile dike tag data to PTAGIS. Downloads of system wide interrogation data from PTAGIS

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity PIT-Tag Antennas to Estimate Migration Timing and Survival

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30855
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30855
Metadata Record Created By: Jeffrey W Cowen
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-23 16:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-05
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-06