Namaygoosisagagun First Nation (NFN) in partnership with the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre (A/OFRC) completed a Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) Project on Shawanabis Lake. The project ran from September 25th to September 29th, 2014 when the water temperatures ranged from 12.5 to 15 0C.
The 2014 FWIN project is to be a direct comparison to a 2003 FWIN completed on Shawanabis Lake by NFN and A/OFRC. In 2003, a total of 28 nets were set, catching a total of 314 fish representing 10 different species. 236 Walleye were captured during this project.
In 2014, a total of 24 nets were set during the project catching a total of 405 fish representing 11 different speicies. Walleye had the highest catch (N=236) and gives us a higher Catch per Unit Effort with 4 less net sets in 2014 than 2003.
The following table summarizes both the 2003 FWIN and 2014 FWIN on Shawanabis Lake. **CUE is the Catch per Unit Effort or number of fish per net (#fish/net).**
Data from this project will be processed and analyzed in the fall and a full technical report will be completed by February 2015. For more information about this project contact: Keith Nahwegahbow, Fisheries Technician via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.