AFS 150th annual meeting – Symposium: Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch

Symposium: Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch: Status and Needs

 Walleye, one of the most sought-after species of freshwater sport fishes in North America, and its “sister” species, the Sauger, have demonstrated appreciable declines in their numbers from their original populations since the beginning of the 20th century. Similarly, Yellow Perch, once the most commonly caught sport fish and an important commercial species in North America, have also shown declines. Yet, some western states and provinces are trying to extirpate Walleye and Yellow Perch where they have been introduced outside of their native range. The purpose of this one-day symposium is to present up-to-date information on the biology and management of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch, since the 2011 publication of the AFS book, Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye and Sauger, the companion column in Fisheries that year (36[12]), Future Research Needs of Walleye and Sauger, and pertinent review papers in Biology of Perch (CRC Press, 2015). Presentations will include topics on systematics, genetics, physiology, ecology, population dynamics, culture, recent case histories, and management practices, which will be of interest to managers, researchers, and students who deal with these important species, particularly in light of habitat alterations, population shifts, and other biotic and abiotic factors related to a changing climate.

Organizer: John Clay Bruner email: [email protected]

If you are interested in presenting a talk on Walleye, Sauger, or Yellow Perch at the American Fisheries Society’s 150thannual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, please contact John Bruner to be included in the symposium. Thank you.

Accepted Symposia proposals will be posted on the conference website on February 14, 2020. If accepted, organizers must submit a complete list of confirmed presentations and titles by March 13, 2020. Abstracts for Symposium oral presentations must be submitted by March 20, 2020.