Walleye, one of the most sought-after species of freshwater sport fishes in North America, has demonstrated appreciable declines in their numbers from their original populations since the beginning of the 20th century. Similarly, Yellow Perch, once the most commonly caught sport fish and an important commercial species in North America, have also shown declines. Compiling up-to-date information on the biology and management of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch, including research on systematics, genetics, physiology, ecology, movement, population dynamics, culture, recent case histories, and management practices, will be of interest to managers, researchers, and students who deal with these important species, particularly in light of habitat alterations, population shifts, and other biotic and abiotic factors related to a changing climate.
Part I. Yellow Perch
1 Spawning characteristics of Yellow Perch during periods of water level fluctuations in a hydropower reservoir / Kyle Matt, Stuart Welsh, and Dustin Smith
2 A Comparison of Aquaculture Production Methods for Optimizing Production of Fingerling Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) / Cathleen Marie Doyle, Dr. David A. Culver, and Dr. Jesse Filbrun
3 Evaluating a Statewide Yellow Perch Regulation for Michigan / David F. Clapp, Andrew S. Briggs, Randall M. Claramunt, David G. Fielder Ph.D., and Troy Zorn, Ph.D.
4 Distribution and Abundance of Larval Yellow Perch in Lake St. Clair (US/Canada) and Adjoining Waters / Clara Lloyd, Taaja Rachelle Tucker, Robin DeBruyne, Ph.D., Andrew S. Briggs, and Edward F. Roseman, Ph.D.
Part II. Walleye
5 Using Genomic Data to Guide Walleye Management in the Great Lakes / Peter T. Euclide, Stuart A. Ludsin, Dr. Elizabeth A. Marschall, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jason Robinson, Matthew Faust, Thomas M. MacDougall, Chris Wilson, Matthew Bootsma,, Wendylee Stott, Dr. Kim T. Scribner, and Dr. Wesley Larson
6 Walleye Sander vitreus larviculture in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
6.1. Large scale intensive culture production of Walleye Sander vitreus fingerlings in a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) / Kevin Kelsey and Robert C. Summerfelt
6.2. Recirculation Aquaculture Systems for Walleye Production from Egg to Advanced Fingerlings / J. Alan Johnson and and Robert C. Summerfelt
7 Effects of Fungicidal Hydrogen Peroxide Treatments on the Hatching Success of Walleye Eggs and the Growth of Oomycete Pathogens / Guy Darrell Eroh, Robert B. Bringolf, Alvin C. Camus, Jean L. Williams-Woodward, and Cecil Jennings
8 Seasonal Movement and Distribution of Walleye in a West Virginia Hydropower Reservoir / Dustin M. Smith, Dr. Stuart A. Welsh and Corbin D. Hilling
9 Seasonal habitat, temperature, and depth of adult and juvenile Ogaa in Mille Lacs Lake / Carl Klimah, Dr. Aaron Shultz, and Adam Ray, Ph.D.
10 Can you hear me now? Design considerations for large lake, Multi-beings/Species Telemetry Projects / Aaron Shultz, Ph.D., Carl Klimah, M.Sc., Jocelyn Curtis-Quick, Ph.D., Rachel Claussen, Jalyn LaBine, and Adam Ray, Ph.D.
Part III. Sauger
11. Sauger restoration in the upper Allegheny River, New York / Justin R. Brewer, Jeffrey J. Loukmas, and Michael Clancy
John Clay Bruner, M.Sc., a past chair of the AFS NCD Walleye Technical Committee, authored the phylogeny of the Percidae chapter in the 2011 Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye and Sauger, and the 2019 Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology. He edited Wooding's 1994 Lake, River & Sea-Run Fishes of Canada. He has published on living and fossil Percidae, Catostomidae, and Pomacentridae.
Dr Robin L. DeBruyne conducts fisheries research on the Great Lakes and other large-lake ecosystems on topics including predator-prey dynamics, population dynamics, and effects of ecosystem changes, and has concentrated on fish early-life history and habitat restoration research in the St. Clair-Detroit River System and Lake Erie since 2012. In addition to serving as co-editor, she was the lead author of two of the book chapters.