Status & Trends by Species

Yellow Perch


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

Yellow perch are a non-native gamefish, and also serve as forage for other species. They prefer quiet, clear water with moderate vegetation. Adult yellow perch average about 10 inches in length.

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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.


Columbia Plateau Province

Crab Subbasin
Species ESU MPG Population Biological Objective (s) Biological Status Federal Status Data / Charts
Yellow Perch     Banks Lake and Potholes Reservoirs  Subbasin Plan Objective :
Banks Lake CPUE = 1.92  439 Not Listed Snapshot