Walleye Sander vitreus is one of the most sought after game fishes in North America. Walleye management goals differ dramatically among waterbodies and regions, from restoration efforts in its native range to support of put-and-take recreational fisheries and invasive species control elsewhere. This session will focus on research that is being used to inform this broad array of walleye management strategies. Talks will emphasize management-actionable science outcomes and cover a range of topics including tribal fishing rights, hatchery supplementation strategies, controlling walleye as an invasive species, inter-jurisdictional management, and how over a century of managing Walleye in the United States and Canada has influenced future prospects for this important species.
- Jared Homola, USGS Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, [email protected]
- Peter Euclide, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
- Erik Cristan, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point