27.1.10

VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR PIKE AGE INFORMATION

By Shawn Good, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist.



"I'd like to remind all you pike hunters out there that I'm still looking for help in collecting information I need to understand the age structure and growth rates of Vermont's northern pike populations. I hope people who harvest pike will take the time (very easy to do, and only about a minute per fish) to remove the cleithral bone, record the information (length, date and water), bag it in a sandwich baggie, and stick it in the freezer. This data is very important to us, and will allow us to understand the needs for northern pike management in Vermont.

I would like to ask pike anglers to visit this web page I have set up http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/pike.cfm that provides photo and video instructions on how anglers can collect, record, and submit this data from northern pike they harvest. It is a very simple process that would only take a minute or two at the most per fish you catch and keep.

I greatly appreciate your interest and help, if you are able to. If anyone has any questions on this, feel free to get in touch with me at shawn.good@state.vt.us.  Thanks again."



Fish on, fish H8 me.



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1 comment:

pikepicker said...

Cheers Razz, all set buddy. Keep up the great blog work!!