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Lake Erie Committee - Yellow Perch Task Group

The Yellow Perch Task Group (YPTG) consists of fisheries scientists from state, provincial, federal and academic agencies conducting research on Lake Erie. The YPTG is a sub-committee of the Lake Erie Committee (LEC), appointed by the LEC and addressing charges from the LEC relevant to yellow perch management in Lakes Erie and St. Clair and connecting waters.


The following are the charges to the YPTG for the 2015-2016 work year:

  1. Maintain and update centralized time series of datasets required for population models and assessment including:
       a) Fishery harvest, effort, age composition, biological and stock parameters
       b) Survey indices of young of year, juvenile and adult abundance, size at age and biological parameters
       c) Fishing harvest and effort by grid.
  2. Report Recommended Allowable Harvest (RAH) levels for 2015.
  3. Participate in the LEPMAG yellow perch harvest strategy evaluation process by assisting the STC with the development of new catch-at-age models and exploitation strategies for yellow perch, leading to the development of a Yellow Perch Management Plan.


  • Megan Belore (OMNRF), Co-chair
  • Matt Faust (ODNR), Co-chair
  • Andy Cook, Justin Trumpickas (OMNRF)
  • Carey Knight, Travis Hartman (ODNR)
  • Jason Robinson (NYSDEC)
  • Mike Thomas (MDNR)
  • Mike Hosack (PFBC)

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