Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Throughout the United States yellow perch are an important recreational and commercial sportfish. However, in Florida, these fish only exist in limited populations in the Apalachicola River watershed and are mostly unknown to anglers throughout the rest of the state.



Yellow Perch in Florida

FWRI biologists studied the life history of Florida’s yellow perch populations

Yellow Perch in Florida: A Photo Set on Flickr

Biologists conduct research on yellow perch to explore the life history charactersits of these fish in Florida.



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