Thunder Bay Walleye Acoustic Telemetry
Project Title
Assessing habitat usage and movement patterns of Walleye in Thunder Bay, Lake Superior.
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Project Duration
May 2022 - December 2027
Project Description
Loss of habitat and pollution lead to a decrease in Walleye abundance in Thunder Bay during the 1900's. Since then, there have been various habitat restoration efforts aimed at increasing the Thunder Bay Walleye abundance to historic levels. However, little information is known about whether Walleye are using these rehabilitated areas successfully or not. The goal of this project is to tag 20 Walleye using V13 transmitters in the spring of 2023 in Thunder Bay to monitor their movement patterns and to assess how susceptible they are to being harvest.
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