Lake Apopka Haul Seine Catch - 1966

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Title

Lake Apopka Haul Seine Catch - 1966

Alternative Title

Lake Apopka Seine Report

Subject

Lake Apopka (Fla.)
Fernandina Beach (Fla.)
Lakes--Florida
Water quality--Florida
Pollution--Florida
Fishing--Florida
Fish

Description

A report by the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission detailing the results of an experimental seining of Lake Apopka in Florida. Seining was evaluated as a potential method of removing nutrients from the lake by capturing and removing large amounts of rough fish. This method proved both inefficient and economically inviable. The Commission investigated selling the rough fish captured for use as fertilizer, but were unable to capture amounts large enough to be economically feasible. The report also notes a massive increase in the gar population, and attributes this to the decline in the lake's health, as gar are able to fill an ecological niche that other fish cannot. The report ultimately concludes seining operations on Lake Apopka will be useless until pollution discharges into the lake are halted.

Source

Original typewritten report: binder 1966, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1966-11-31

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original typewritten report, 1966.

Is Part Of

Binder 1966, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

156 KB

Medium

6-page typewritten report

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Apopka, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Science Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Friends of Lake Apopka and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.
"About the FWC." Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://myfwc.com/about/.

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Original Format

6-page typewritten report

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