Around 2010 we did a spring survey with fyke nets
on the northeast side of Mendota, in the area where they're common after ice-out," says Kurt Welke, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologist.
Long-term monitoring of fish catches using four fyke nets
allowed assessment of changes in catch rates during a 2014 seismic survey in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Motile fauna were collected in the three habitat types using fyke nets
and haul seines in a series of day/night samplings at three times (spring, summer, and fall 2009) at both locations.
We have also recorded the presence of Bsal in populations with no evidence of population change so far, such as the incidental findings of dead Bsal-positive newts in fyke nets
at sites 5 and 11, and the incidental findings of dead Bsal-positive fire salamanders at sites 12 and 14.
7% (388 of 397) of total Shoal Chub collected while the other nine specimens were captured using mini fyke nets
Three fyke nets
were randomly deployed in each macrohabitat.
Of the 3222 samples containing Sand Lance, those >1000 fish were primarily conducted with a Puget Sound Protocol Net (66 of 86 records), but also included one 12-m beach seine, two 24-m beach seines, 3 fyke nets
, and 14 tow nets.
This habitat preference may be responsible for the absence of lampreys during 2001-2002 in the EPS study, when depth at sampling sites was shallower than depths at sites during 2003-2012, and for low catches (4 individuals) in shallow fyke nets
and beach seines during the CREDDP study.
It is important to know the limitations of fyke nets
, similar to other methods, as poor sampling in ecological studies may result in false representations of fish assemblages and lead to underestimations of possible impacts (such as the impact of building marinas) on the existing ichthyofauna (Griffiths, 2001).
Primary sampling consisted of fishing 3-21 fyke nets
daily for 2-10 consecutive days.
B "To do this we conducted fish surveys using valve traps, fyke nets
, gill nets, electrofishing and habitat traps.
And the fact it had issued licences for nine Fyke nets
- long tennis net-style traps suspended vertically in the water - suggested stocking was not an issue.