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12. MORTALITY AND DISPERSAL OF STOCKED JUVENILE MUSKELLUNGE IN ASUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL FISHERY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINADylan P. Owensby, James A. Rice, and D. Derek Aday; North Carolina State University, Department ofApplied Ecology, 127 David Clark Labs, Raleigh, NC, 828-403-5111, [email protected]kellunge, Esox masquinongy, is a highly popular sport fish native to the Tennessee River drainage ofwestern North Carolina. After pollution led to its extirpation in the 1950s, the North Carolina WildlifeResources Commission (NCWRC) began a stocking program in 1970 to reestablish a viable Muskellungefishery. Although those efforts have resulted in an established Muskellunge fishery in the French BroadRiver, there is little evidence of success in North Carolina sections of the New River. To address theperceived failure of the New River Muskellunge fishery we initiated a study to investigate dispersal,mortality and habitat use of stocked juvenile muskellunge. During fall of 2013 and 2014, we implantedradio transmitters into 100 age-0, hatchery reared Muskellunge (mean TL 282-307 mm) prior to stockingin the New and French Broad rivers. Preliminary analyses indicate that mortality at three months poststocking was 95% on the New River and 59% on the French Broad River. On the New River, the averagedispersal was 10.2 km, with a maximum individual dispersal of 67.4 km. Lower dispersal was observedon the French Broad River; the average dispersal was 4.7 km, with a maximum individual dispersal of55.5 km. Information on mortality and dispersal of stocked Muskellunge should be useful in the context ofmanaging these fisheries.Keywords: Muskellunge, telemetry, mortality, dispersal, stocking
http://nc.fisheries.org/wp-content/...t-NCAFS-Program-and-Abstracts-13-February.pdf
 
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