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Monday, January 29 • 4:00pm - 4:20pm
SYMPOSIA-05: Advancing Aquatic Vegetation Management for Fish

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AUTHORS. Paul Radomski, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

ABSTRACT. Fisheries managers are often interested in managing aquatic plants for the benefits of fish populations and fisheries. Aquatic plants provide critical habitat for many fish species, including northern pike, largemouth bass, and bluegill. Eutrophication, human disturbance, and the arrival of non-indigenous species can alter aquatic plant communities. Aquatic vegetation losses may influence fish populations, and abundant aquatic vegetation can interfere with angling. This review will discuss techniques for aquatic plant inventory and monitoring, management options for aquatic plant protection, non-indigenous species control, and potential research opportunities to better understand aquatic plant and fish relationships. 

Monday January 29, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm CST