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Movements of yellow perch marked in southern Green Bay, Lake Michigan, in 1950

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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Abstract

To obtain information on the post-spawning movements of yellow perch that spawn in southern Green Bay, Lake Michigan, 4,172 fish caught in drop nets were marked by tagging with monel-metal strap tags attached to the right operculum and 24,799 were marked by clipping off the second or membranous dorsal fin. Marking was done during the period from May 3 to 17, 1950, at six main stations, all located in the southern end of Green Bay. The average length of the tagged perch was 7.3 inches and all feel within the range of 5.5-14.4 inches. Most (90.0 percent) of the fish were below the minimum legal length of 8.0 inches. The follow-up procedure consisted of informing commercial and sports fishermen of the program and enlisting their cooperation in watching for marked fish; accounts of the investigation were released through newspapers and descriptive posters were distributed. The personnel connected with the investigation examined catches frequently. The large majority (101 or 79.5 percent) of the 127 tagged perch recaptured in the experimental nets during marking operations were retaken at the tagging station at which they were released.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Movements of yellow perch marked in southern Green Bay, Lake Michigan, in 1950
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume
81
Year Published:
1952
Language:
English
Description:
p. 150-161
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
150
Last page:
161
Number of Pages:
11