Status & Trends by Species

Burbot


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Burbot is a resident fish species, and has been named as a focal species by subbasin planners in 2 subbasins. Status and trends data are available for this species in 1 subbasin. Snapshot data are available in 1 subbasin. Burbot is not a Federally protected species. No biological objectives have been set for this focal species in the Columbia River Basin.

The burbot is the only freshwater member of the cod family. Burbot are elongate, or eel-like, reaching a length of up to 3 feet, and may live for 20 years. Burbot prefer low-velocity water, and spawn during low winter flows.

For more information: http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/03-5737.html

Focal species represent the fish species that the subbasin planners have identified as focal species for the respective subbasin. The biological objectives associated with a focal species were either described in the subbasin plan or were included in state, tribal, or federal recovery/management plans. Biological objectives and current status are linked to their respective reference information; if the reference exists on-line, a link is provided to the original data.

The status and trend information represents the most current data that is available. Data were collected through interviews with biologists and reviews of reports and websites. Each chart is linked to a table of the data, and each datapoint in that table is linked to reference information. The focal species data presented have been reviewed and approved by the respective collectors.

 

Intermountain Province

Columbia Upper Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Burbot       Subbasin Plan Objective :
None
 
CPUE (FWIN Survey)
2016: 1.72 (258 fish) 483
Not Listed Snapshot

Mountain Columbia Province

Kootenai Subbasin
 
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Burbot       Subbasin Plan Objective :
Achieve a minimum number of 2,500 adults by 2020 in the Kootenai River downstream from Libby Dam345
 
Hatchery Releases
2015: 905,181 hatchery-reared burbot released478
Fish Collected
2015: 1,093 fish 478
Not Listed Status & Trends