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International importance of Percids: Summary and looking forward

November 22, 2021

Research presented in the preceding chapters emphasizes recent advancements in the research, management, and aquaculture of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch in North America. These percid fishes, along with the European Perch and Pikeperch, are economically and ecologically important fishes in their native geographic range. Advances in techniques to evaluate current habitat and predict future habitat conditions provide managers with detailed baseline information and biophysical models useful for evaluating adaptive management practices. Current habitat use and movement assessments have improved substantially with technological advancements in acoustic tags and extensive receiver array networks, which, combined with genetic and genomic tools, are improving percid stock assessments and management. Advances in percid aquaculture techniques have improved growth, survival, and disease resistance, enhancing percid stocking efforts and the production of marketable fish. The exchange of information between researchers and managers will continue to advance techniques of percid management for commercial and recreational exploitation and improve aquaculture practices to provide a lucrative commercial aquaculture industry.

Publication Year 2021
Title International importance of Percids: Summary and looking forward
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-80678-1_12
Authors Robin L. DeBruyne, Edward F. Roseman
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70226742
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center