1. Read Effect and Acceptance of Bluegill Length Limits in Nebraska Natural Lakes (Paukert et al., 2002) and be prepared to discuss the following items in class.
    • What management “tools”” were used in this study?
    • What were the objectives of the regulation change?
    • Under what conditions should a minimum length limit be considered?1
    • Why is it important to consider asymptotic mean length when setting a minimum length limit?1
    • What did the authors learn from the creel survey?
    • Interpret Figures 1 and 2.
    • What is the take home message(s) from this study?

  1. May not be directly in the reading. You may need to answer this question from other readings or class notes.  2