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 2014-2015 work year:
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.
Report Recommended Allowable Harvest (RAH) levels for 2015.
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.