Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis (mitchill)) in Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba: Fs97-7/640E-PDF

The spawning and population characteristics of lake whitefish, (Coregonus clupeaformis), from Southern Indian Lake, are discussed. Whitefish spawn in shallow areas of rock and boulders. Temperature appears to trigger the spawning act. Whitefish (males and femailes) mature at an average age of 8.8 years. Growth and condition are good for lake whitefish in most regions of this large and complex lake. Different year class strengths appear to exist. Mortality rates vary from 0.43-0.70. The flow of the Churchill River through this lake has a strong influence on the productivity of the lake and therefore on the available commercial yield of whitefish. Commercial fishing of whitefish yields, on the average, 400, 000 kilograms per year.

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Department/Agency Environment Canada. Fisheries and Marine Service.
Title Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis (mitchill)) in Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba
Series Title Technical report - Fisheries and Marine Service ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "This is the eighty-ninth Technical Report from the Research and Development Directorate, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba."
Number of Pages vi, 28 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-7/640E-PDF
Subject Terms Lakes, Freshwater fish