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Title:
Arctic grayling in the Ugashik drainage
Author:
Villegas, Selso Valenzuela, 1952-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A reported decline in Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) caused the Alaskan State Board of Fisheries to close sport grayling fishing at the Ugashik Narrows, Alaska, in 1990. Sport fishing did not appear to have caused the reported decline; the decline occurred during a period with negligible harvest (Meyer 1990). My objective was to evaluate whether the decline might be an artifact associated with fish movements. I determined locational fidelity between years and persistence of occupation of individual areas and grayling population structure over time. Changes in population structure are circumstantial evidence that movement is occurring. The following factors may effect population parameters: (1) the movement of grayling into and out of the Narrows and (2) periodic displacement of grayling from the Narrows during spawning and migration of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Therefore, a single sampling effort may seriously underestimate the population.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Zoology.; Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maughan, O. Eugene

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleArctic grayling in the Ugashik drainageen_US
dc.creatorVillegas, Selso Valenzuela, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVillegas, Selso Valenzuela, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA reported decline in Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) caused the Alaskan State Board of Fisheries to close sport grayling fishing at the Ugashik Narrows, Alaska, in 1990. Sport fishing did not appear to have caused the reported decline; the decline occurred during a period with negligible harvest (Meyer 1990). My objective was to evaluate whether the decline might be an artifact associated with fish movements. I determined locational fidelity between years and persistence of occupation of individual areas and grayling population structure over time. Changes in population structure are circumstantial evidence that movement is occurring. The following factors may effect population parameters: (1) the movement of grayling into and out of the Narrows and (2) periodic displacement of grayling from the Narrows during spawning and migration of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Therefore, a single sampling effort may seriously underestimate the population.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Zoology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaughan, O. Eugeneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352389en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27056491en_US
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