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Report: Moyie Lake Burbot: Population Assessment 2007

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This study followed many of the recommendations of previous sampling efforts (Prince 2007) and was designed to identify some basic burbot life history traits and refine the estimate of population size on Moyie Lake. This estimate will help provide the data necessary to set limits around the export of broodstock for Kootenai burbot recovery efforts, as well as to effectively manage the winter sport fishery.

Author:  Matthew D. Neufeld; Ministry of Environment

Date Published:  Apr 2008

Report ID:  13640

Audience:  Government and Public

Specifically, our objectives were to: - refine previous estimates of Moyie Lake burbot population status; - use population estimates and mortality factors to begin developing a guideline for the number of burbot available for harvest and removal for fish culture experiments without substantially impacting successful recruitment and long term maintenance of fisheries on this system; - provide burbot from Moyie Lake for conservation aquaculture experiments in Idaho.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Fish Species - Burbot - Lota lota
  Region - Kootenay
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Stock Assessment
  Watershed Groups - 340 - Lower Kootenay

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