Accession Number : ADA329256

Title :   1996 Annual Status Report. A Summary of Fish Data in Six Reaches of the Upper Mississippi River System,

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ONALASKA WI ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Burkhardt, Randy W. ; Gutreuter, Steve ; Stopyro, Mark ; Bartels, Andrew ; Kramer, Eric

PDF Url : ADA329256

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 254

Abstract : The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) completed 2,378 collections of fishes from stratified random and permanently fixed sampling locations in six study reaches of the Upper Mississippi River System during 1996. Collection methods included day and night electrofishing, hoop netting, fyke netting (two net sizes), gill netting, seining, and trawling in select aquatic area classes. The six LTRMP study reaches are Pools 4 (excluding Lake Pepin), 8, 13, and 26 of the Upper Mississippi River, an unimpounded reach of the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and the La Grange Pool of the Illinois River. A total of 59-75 fish species were detected in each study reach. For each of the six LTRMP study reaches, this report contains summaries of: (1) sampling efforts in each combination of gear type and aquatic area class, (2) total catches of each species from each gear type, (3) mean catch-per-unit of gear effort statistics and standard errors for common species from each combination of aquatic area class and selected gear type, and (4) length distributions of common species from selected gear types.

Descriptors :   *MISSISSIPPI RIVER, *FISHES, *ECOLOGY, MONITORING, NATURAL RESOURCES, COLLECTION, WILDLIFE.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE