Optimizing Stocking Strategies for Rainbow Trout in Mixed Species Lakes

The goal of this project is to develop a method of estimating optimum stocking strategies in mixed species lakes in collaboration with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, a non-profit organization which works in partnership with the provincial government to deliver the fish stocking program as well as providing conservation fish culture services. The growth and survival of stocked fish will be estimated across a range of initial sizes, trout densities and competitor fish densities. A computer simulation model will be used to estimate the amount of angler effort that can be expected across a range of stocking strategies.

Brett van Poorton
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Carl Walters
British Columbia