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Tuesday, January 30 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Poster Display. Age Distribution of Yellow Perch Perca Flavescens in the Indiana Portion of Lake Michigan

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AUTHORS: Jeff Robbins, Ball State University; Dr. Mark Pyron, Ball State University; Mario Minder, Ball State University; Robert Shields, Ball State University; Caleb Artz, Ball State University; Zack Laughlin, Ball State University

ABSTRACT: Yellow Perch are a prominent sportfish throughout the Great Lakes region and are targeted by both recreational and commercial anglers. Growth rates of perch are an important factor when considering perch fisheries management. For this project we collected fish at long-term research sites at multiple depths to determine the age class distribution that use the Indiana portion of Lake Michigan. Sampling was performed using gill nets and bottom trawls on a monthly basis from June to September 2017. Perch were sexed, measured for weight and length, and operculums removed for aging. 

Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Ballroom C & Foyer

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