Deployment of paired pushnets from jet-propelled kayaks to sample ichthyoplankton

North American Journal of Fisheries Management
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Abstract

Accessing and effectively sampling the off-channel habitats that are considered crucial for early life stages of freshwater fishes constitute a difficult challenge when common ichthyoplankton survey methods, such as push nets, are used. We describe a new method of deploying push nets from jet-propelled kayaks to enable the sampling of previously inaccessible off-channel habitats. The described rig is also functional in more open and accessible habitats, such as the main channel of rivers or reservoirs. Although further evaluation is necessary to ensure that results are comparable across studies, the described push-net system offers a statistically rigorous methodology that generates replicate samples from a wide range of freshwater habitats that were previously inaccessible to this gear type.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Deployment of paired pushnets from jet-propelled kayaks to sample ichthyoplankton
Series title North American Journal of Fisheries Management
DOI 10.1080/02755947.2015.1069426
Volume 35
Issue 5
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 5 p.
First page 925
Last page 929
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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