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A refined electrofishing technique for collecting Silver Carp: Implications for management. Supporting data

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2012-08-01
End Date
2013-08-31

Citation

Kristen Bouska and Wesley Bouska. 2017. A refined electrofishing technique for collecting Silver Carp: Implications for management. Supporting data. U.S. Geological Survey data release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7S46Q4W.

Summary

The table provides all fish collected using two different electrofishing methods at Illinois River sites in 2012 and 2013. Length and weights were taken on most species and gender was taken from Silver Carp. Fishes were categorized whether they were netters (caught by nets) or jumpers (jumped in the boat while sampling) and only netters were used in analyses. Large numbers of shad were collected in 2013 and an additional spreadsheet includes abundance data in an aggregated form for those sites. The data is not sensitive/classified and there are no legal restrictions on who may obtain or use the data.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Kristen L Bouska
Originator :
Kristen L Bouska, Wesley Bouska
Metadata Contact :
Kristen L Bouska
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Purpose

The data were collected in conjunction with hydroacoustic data collection throughout the Illinois River. Hydroacoustic data was collected to estimate biomass of invasive carps and standardized sampling was used to validate the hydroacoustic data. An invasive carp subsidized harvest experiment was also conducted in conjunction with this sampling, with electrofishing surveys being used to monitor population response to harvest pressure

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