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Managing Macrophytes to Improve Fish Growth: A Multi-lake Experiment
Fisheries (1998)
  • Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine
  • Stephen Carpenter
  • Mark Olsen
  • Paul Cunningham
  • Sarig Gafney
  • Brian Herwig
  • Nathan Nibbelink
  • Tom Pellet
  • Christine Storlie
  • Anett Trebitz
Macrophyte harvesting often has been suggested as a way to improve fish growth and size structure in lakes with high densities of submergent macrophytes and stunted fish populations. However, previous experimental tests have provided no clear consensus on whether the technique works for management. We conducted a series of whole-lake manipulations to test the effects of macrophyte removal on growth of bluegill and largemouth bass.
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Karen Wilson, Stephen Carpenter, Mark Olsen, Paul Cunningham, et al.. "Managing Macrophytes to Improve Fish Growth: A Multi-lake Experiment" Fisheries Vol. 23 Iss. 2 (1998)
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