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Point No Point Treaty Council

FY15 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study – Year 6

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council will continue supporting this multi-year project to develop field sampling methods that can be used to efficiently assess spawn deposition by Pacific sand lance and surf smelt on Puget Sound beaches, conduct intertidal forage fish surveys for spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance using these protocols, and then produce quantifiable measures of the annual spawn deposition for both species. Year five’s project tasks include: (1) continue sampling beach index sites at Indian Island to confirm location and spawn timing and analyzing samples to quantify spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance; (2) sampling established beach index sites on Marrowstone Island/Port Townsend Bay and Port Gamble Bay within Hood Canal to confirm location and spawn timing outside of Indian Island; (3) collecting data on surf smelt/sand lance incubation and larval emergence using sampling procedure developed during the second year of study; and (4) disseminating project results to professional forums.

Project Reports

FY14 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study – Year 5

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council will continue supporting this multi-year project to develop field sampling methods that can be used to efficiently assess spawn deposition by Pacific sand lance and surf smelt on Puget Sound beaches, conduct intertidal forage fish surveys for spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance using these protocols, and then produce quantifiable measures of the annual spawn deposition for both species. Year five’s project tasks include: (1) continue sampling beach index sites at Indian Island to confirm location and spawn timing and analyzing samples to quantify spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance; (2) sampling established beach index sites on Marrowstone Island/Port Townsend Bay and Port Gamble Bay within Hood Canal to confirm location and spawn timing outside of Indian Island; (3) collecting data on surf smelt/sand lance incubation and larval emergence using sampling procedure developed during the second year of study; and (4) disseminating project results to professional forums.

Project Reports

FY13 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study – Year 4

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council will continue supporting this multi-year project to develop field sampling methods that can be used to efficiently assess spawn deposition by Pacific sand lance and surf smelt on Puget Sound beaches, conduct intertidal forage fish surveys for spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance using these protocols, and then produce quantifiable measures of the annual spawn deposition for both species. Year four’s project tasks include: (1) continue sampling beach index sites at Indian Island to confirm location and spawn timing and analyzing samples to quantify spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance; (2) sampling established beach index sites on Marrowstone Island/Port Townsend Bay to confirm location and spawn timing outside of Indian Island; (3) collecting data on surf smelt/sand lance incubation and larval emergence using sampling procedure developed during the second year of study; and (4) disseminating project results to professional forums.

Project Reports

FY12 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study – Year 3

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council will continue the Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study by commencing intertidal forage fish surveys for spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific Sand Lance, and producing quantifiable measures of the annual spawn deposition for both species.  This project will develop a quantifiable measure of the annual spawn deposition around Indian Island that can be compared among several years to indirectly assess trends in the target forage fish spawning population abundance. Project tasks include: (1) sample beach index sites to confirm location and spawn timing and analyze samples to quantify spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific sand lance; (2) expand spawning survey coverage to areas outside of Indian Island; (3) collect data on surf smelt/sand lance incubation and larval emergence using sampling procedure developed during the second year of study; and (4) disseminate project results to professional forums.

Project Reports

FY11 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study – Year 2

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council will continue the Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study by commencing intertidal forage fish surveys for spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific Sand Lance, and producing quantifiable measures of the annual spawn deposition for both species.  This project will develop a quantifiable measure of the annual spawn deposition around Indian Island that can be compared among several years to indirectly assess trends in the target forage fish spawning population abundance. Project tasks include: (1) identify/mark potential spawning beaches around Indian Island for Pacific Sand Lance; (2) modify final survey and sample analysis protocols as necessary to accommodate Pacific Sand Lance; (3) develop/install larval surf smelt/Sand Lance collector traps; (4) collect data to establish spawn locations, confirm spawn timing and quantify spawn deposition of surf smelt and Pacific Sand Lance; and (5) collect data on surf smelt/Sand Lance incubation and larval emergence.

Project Reports

FY10 Project
Indian Island Baitfish Monitoring Study

Project Summary
The Point No Point Treaty Council seeks to develop an efficient procedure for surveying and analyzing intertidal substrate samples for the presence of forage fish spawn, primarily surf smelt spawn, and secondarily Pacific sand lance spawn. This project will also develop a quantifiable measure of the annual spawn deposition around Indian Island that can be compared among several years to indirectly assess trends in the target forage fish spawning population abundance.

Project Reports

FY09 Project
Assessment of Marine and Floodplain Riparian Vegetation in the Hood Canal and Strait of Juan de Fuca

Project Information
This project was directly administered by the EPA; the project description, funding amount, and information for all FY09 Tribal Implementation Assistance Grants can be found on the EPA website.

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