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By Rodney B. Pierce

The northern pike—sometimes affectionately referred to as the “aquatic wolf”—is the most wanted and mythologized fishes in Minnesota, yet before there were few books dedicated to the heritage and ecological administration of the species. in keeping with pioneering study conducted in Minnesota by way of top pike professional Rodney B. Pierce, Northern Pike Ecology, Conservation, and administration History is the main entire choice of info up to now at the species, for everybody from scientists and conservation biologists to normal readers and leisure anglers.

A significantly very important video game fish and source either in Minnesota and during the northern hemisphere, northern pike populations without delay replicate neighborhood geology and human impression, taking part in a key position within the future health of freshwater ecosystems. As urbanization spreads and the human inhabitants maintains to develop, pike populations face expanding strain, requiring new methods of taking a look at and coping with the species. In Minnesota, groundbreaking paintings has been carried out on northern pike: analyses of stocking good fortune and investigations into the relationships inside of fish groups, the administration of rearing marshes, environmental results on traditional creation, the genetics of northern pike, and methods for scientifically tracking pike. The kingdom has been a pace-setter in constructing fishing laws to aid restoration huge pike, between many different measures designed to make sure the long run volume and healthiness of a key species in Minnesota’s waterways.

Weaving major old clinical literature and technical information with his personal study, Pierce’s benchmark research files and synthesizes the lengthy background of northern pike administration and describes the newest efforts being taken to raised comprehend and deal with this serious and popular species.

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