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Minimum size limits for yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in western Lake Erie

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Minimum size limits for yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in western Lake Erie; 1980; Organization Series; Technical Report; 39; Hartman, Wilbur L.; Nepszy, Stephen J.; Scholl, Russell L.

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During the 1960's yellow perch (Perca flavescens) of Lake Erie supported a commercial fishery that produced an average annual catch of 23 million pounds, as well as a modest sport fishery. Since 1969, the resource has seriously deteriorated. Commercial landings amounted to only 6 million pounds in 1976, and included proportionally more immature perch than in the 1960's. Moreover, no strong year classes were produced between 1965 and 1975. An interagency technical committee was appointed in 1975 by the Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to develop an interim management strategy that would provide for greater protection of perch in western Lake Erie, where declines have been the most severe. The committee first [...]

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