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Report: 2016-17 lower Kootenay burbot summary: Moyie Lake and Kootenay Lake/River

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The 2017 Moyie Lake burbot gamete collection efforts were a success due to the cooperative efforts of IDFG, KTOI, ARI and FLNR. This year was the ninth consecutive year of gamete collection from Moyie Lake burbot for the restoration efforts of the Kootenay burbot population. This year sampling occurred between February 13-17 and February 20-24, at a location in the south east corner of the North basin.

Author:  Sarah Stephenson and Valerie Evans; FLNRO

Date Published:  Mar 2018

Report ID:  54231

Audience:  Government and Public

Specifically, this year our objectives were to: Collect 7 million eggs from up to 60 families with an aim to use 30 or more females and create family sizes between 90,100 to 180,200 eggs (50-100 mL unfertilized eggs). - All eggs will be used for hatchery production at Twin Rivers except for an approximate subsample of five families representing 200,000 eggs which will be sent to ARI for research, - Collect genetic samples from all hatchery broodstock for tracking the hatchery burbot with parental based tagging (PBT) once released into the Kootenay system, and; Record key data from all captured burbot (tags present, length and weight) and ensure a tag is present on all fish before release to help improve population estimates.

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

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