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Sampling and Managing Catfish Stocks in Tennessee

Duration

July 2013 - December 2016

Narrative

The objectives of this study are to (1) develop unbiased catfish sampling protocols using trotlines, low-frequency electrofishing, tandem hoop nets, or a combination of these three approaches; (2) assemble a statewide database on commercial and recreational harvest of catfish species and examine historical trends in terms of yield; (3) examine the response of catfish populations to different management scenarios; and (4) assess the potential for growth and recruitment overfishing in several Tennessee reservoirs.

Research Products and Activities

Technical Publications

  • Harty, C. 2017. Investigation of channel catfish and blue catfish population dynamics in three Tennessee River reservoirs. Fisheries Report 17-08, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 46 pages.Abstract |

Thesis

  • Harty, C.R. 2017. Investigation of channel catfish and blue catfish population dynamics in three Tennessee River reservoirs. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 48 pages.Download  | 
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

  • Phillip BettoliPrincipal Investigator
  • Cole HartyStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Links

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