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Movement of Lake Erie Burbot
Movement and Ecology of Burbot in Lake Erie
December 2018 - December 2021
The status and population trends of Burbot in Lake Erie is unknown. Once an abundant cold-water predator throughout the lake, catches of this apex predator have been declining over the past decade without a clear understanding of this phenomena. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of collecting and tagging Lake Erie Burbot and to provide managers with much needed information regarding spatial ecology and movement patterns.