East Basin Walleye Spawning Contribution
Project Title
Pennsylvania’s Local Walleye Spawning Stocks Contribution To Local Population and The Entire Eastern Basin
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Project Duration
April 2018 - April 2021
Project Description
In conjunction with the “Do Discrete Spawning Stocks Contribute Differentially the Lake Erie’s Walleye Population”, Pennsylvania is looking at local spawning stocks within their waters. Little is known about Pennsylvania’s natural reproduction and this will afford an opportunity to monitor it. Spawning site fidelity is also an important factor to this project as well as exploitation. In an effort to streamline regulations and be more in sync with other jurisdictions, this study gives the opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of having a closed season during the spawn of this recreationally, commercially, and ecologically valuable species
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Participating Organizations