Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Tennessee
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Tennessee Project


Sampling and Managing Catfish Stocks in Tennessee

July 2013 - December 2016


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The objectives of this study are to (1) develop unbiased catfish sampling protocols using trotlines, low-frequency electrofishing, tandem hoop nets, or a combination of these three approaches; (2) assemble a statewide database on commercial and recreational harvest of catfish species and examine historical trends in terms of yield; (3) examine the response of catfish populations to different management scenarios; and (4) assess the potential for growth and recruitment overfishing in several Tennessee reservoirs.

Technical Publications Publication Date
Harty, C. 2017. Investigation of channel catfish and blue catfish population dynamics in three Tennessee River reservoirs. Fisheries Report 17-08, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 46 pages. 2017-08-31
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Harty, C.R. 2017. Investigation of channel catfish and blue catfish population dynamics in three Tennessee River reservoirs. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 48 pages. 2017-08-31