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Title:Growth and survival rate of nearshore fishes in Lake Michigan, 2011
Author(s):Creque, Sara M.; Czesny, Sergiusz J.
Subject(s):Great Lakes fisheries
juvenile fishes
benthic invertebrates
round goby
spottail shiner
yellow perch
rainbow smelt
Geographic Coverage:Lake Michigan (Illinois)
Abstract:Research described in this report focuses on Illinois waters of Lake Michigan and provides essential information for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)to better understand factors contributing to nearshore fish community assemblages in a spatial and habitat related context. Information presented herein expands limited data and directly aids fisheries management efforts. This report describes results obtained during 2011 field season and marks the fourth year of major changes to the project, which included changing sampling locations, expanding sampling sites to include differenthabitat types, and expanding sampling techniques to collect juvenile fish. Data analysis from field sampling conducted in 2012 is ongoing and lab processing is not complete. As such, a complete reporting of data collected during the 2011 sampling season is presented, covering data from Segments 14 and 15. Further, some objectives are based on long term data collection and insights will become clearer as results accrue through future sampling; therefore, results for each objective may not be specifically discussed in this report. We present the study objectives and several research highlights.
Issue Date:2012-10-15
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2012 (unnumbered)
Federal Aid in Fisheries Restoration F-138 R-15
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Division of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grant/Contract No: Federal Aid Project F-138-R-15
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-07-01

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