April 10, 2018
Wildlife Commission Seeking Angler Opinions on Fish Attractors and Aquatic Vegetation
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with theSouthern Division of the American Fisheries Society (SDAFS), is asking lapsed and active anglers to complete an online survey about their opinions on fish attractors and aquatic vegetation.
Responses from the survey will help fisheries biologists gain valuable information that will improve aquatic habitat enhancement programs in reservoirs in North Carolina and across the Southeast. Since 2016, Commission staff have installed nearly 500 natural and artificial structures in public reservoirs throughout the state, as well as established aquatic vegetation in 10 reservoirs.
Anglers from across the Southeast are being asked to participate in the survey, which was developed by SDAFS’s Reservoir Technical Committee. Committee members are interested in opinions from anglers who fish mainly in reservoirs, according to Lawrence Dorsey, the Commission’s District 6 fisheries biologist and chairman of the committee.
“The survey should take no more than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous,” Dorsey said. “All of the information compiled from the survey will be analyzed and reported back to state fisheries and wildlife agencies across the Southeast and beyond.”
For questions or additional information, email Lawrence Dorsey.