1. Read Yellow Perch in South Dakota: Population Variability and Predicted Effects of Creel Limit Reductions and Minimum Length Limits (Isermann et al., 2007) and be prepared to discuss the following items in class.
    • How are most Yellow Perch fisheries managed?
    • What two characteristics of Yellow Perch populations impact management options?
    • What were the stated objectives of this study?
    • Specifically, what did the authors do in this study?
    • What were the response variables?
    • Explain, in lay terms, the four criterion they used to interpet their model results.
    • Interpret Tables 3 and 5.
    • Why did minimum length limits result in improved age- and size-structures but not in increased yields and harvests?
    • How does the relative proportional contribution to annual mortality impact the probability of success for minimum length limits?
    • What are (at least three) take home messages?