Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Artificial Spawn Program Pays Off

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Artificial Spawn Program Pays Off

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Artificial spawn program pays off

PRATT -- In a recent news release, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism revealed the results of its Walleye Culture Program.

The agency said the program had harvested nearly 100 million walleye eggs and produced 38 million walleye fry, 580,000 walleye fingerlings and 6,500 walleye intermediates for Kansas waters.

The artificial spawning program also produced 2.7 million sauger fry, with more than 20,000 sauger fingerlings, and more than 6 million saugeye fry, with about 310,000 fingerlings. Saugeye are a hybrid between walleye and sauger, where walleye eggs are fertilized with sauger milt.

The agency said that KDWPT staff hope to harvest more than 100 million eggs this year and increase walleye production to 48 million walleye fry and 1. …

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