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Comparison of fish catch between a mini fyke net and a 10.7-meter bag seine in the Upper Mississippi River


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The purpose of this study was to compare catch characteristics of two commonly used fish sampling gears. This comparison provides information on which to base decisions about deployment of sampling gear and interpretion of data from localized historical sampling. A comparison of fish catch was made between a 10.7-m bag seine and a mini fyke net (MFN) in Upper Mississippi River Pool 13. The MFNs were found to capture a higher number of individuals and to have a higher species diversity than the seine. Comparisons of family catches between the MFN and the seine revealed that the two gear types do not catch family groups in similar proportions (X2 = 117.6 with 5 df, P < or = 0.05). Because MFNs can be set in nearly all nonflowing shoreline [...]


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Gritters, S.A.


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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)



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Report by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Bellevue, Iowa, for the National Biological Survey, Environmental Management Technical Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin

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