BiOP RPA 52.6
ISAB recommends a regional
tagging & marking plan
Develop a PIT tagging plan, as an element of a
more comprehensive regional tagging& marking
plan for RME
Ensure adequate estimates or indices are being
Improve efficiency by coordinating tagging among
user groups or H-categories.
Clarify Management Needs for mainstem/hydro
RME, which require PIT tag based data.
Specify required estimates and quantitative
characteristics thereof, e.g. precision.
Assess Population Coverage.
Integrate with other H’s PIT tagging needs and
1. Work through the Mainstem/Hydro Steps and
• Inventory planned PIT tag effort for 2010+
• Align the effort with management needs.
• Identify gaps
2. Discuss components and structure of a regional
PIT tag plan.
3. Discuss who, how and when the plan will be
produced (Multi-H effort).
1. RME Workgroups formed (H-specific)
2. Assessed BiOp coverage for RME
3. Catalog projects that currently use
PIT, or plan to in the near term
Monitor survival both Juvenile and Adults (BiOp)
SMP monitoring (FWP)
Action effectiveness/ Life history research studies.
Population – VSP
- Status and Trends
Habitat action evaluations
Hatchery and habitat projects release tagged lots from
specific populations to evaluate actions.
Hydro survival monitoring uses those tagged fish from
tribs. and hatcheries.
SMP monitoring also uses those tags.
Population status and trend monitoring relies on those
tags as well.
Hydro and estuary research projects use additional tags,
some of which can augment hydro performance
Does the AMIP alter Hydro RME needs or
shift emphasis relative to tagging needs?
In the future, what populations should
tagged, and in what numbers?
How can we efficiently coordinate and
integrate tagging efforts among Hatchery
Habitat and hydro studies?
hat css vsp
HAB LGR McN BON
NOAA dam UC &MC-
Questionnaire to NOAA, Corps and
Catalogued projects that will rely
on PIT tag information for AFEP,
BiOp and FWP RME.