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got my first email back
ive been looking for information about revenue generated from having a extended winter fishing season
i have sent emails out to all the provinces with extended seasons as well as most of the states with
extended season

so heres the first one

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

(New Hampshire doesn't have any information specific to revenues generated by anglers who ice fish. In a survey that was conducted about 10 years ago, it was determined that ~25% of New Hampshire's anglers ice fish; this would equate to around 36,000 anglers. New Hampshire also knows that its anglers spend approximately $526 per year in fishing trip and equipment-related expenditures, though these expenses are not broken out by fishing season.)

not ice fishing specific but ill take it
even if you took 36,000 and factored in gas money alone
your looking at a good chunk of revenue generated from ice fishing
 

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white perch research to support a year round season

info from DEPARTMENT OF Maine INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE WHITE PERCH MANAGEMENT PLAN

The white perch spawns mainly in the spring at water temperatures around 59-60 degrees F. Spawning takes place in shallow water over almost any bottom type. The total number of eggs per female varies from 20,000 to 300,000 depending on the size of the fish. A 6-inch long perch would have approximately 22,000 eggs
Where conditions are favorable, white perch form very large populations that occasionally dominate the waters they inhabit. Their reproductive potential is so great that only major mortalities induced by unfavorable weather at spawning time can cause failures in certain year classes. Loss of year classes, however, causes few problems in the management of white perch. Usually the problem is one of too many small perch. Even small, slow-growing perch can mature and spawn successfully thus preserving a population. Fishermen prefer larger perch for food and sport and are likely to complain when the perch are all small

For most waters, the only management recommendation needed for white perch is unlimited harvest at current levels of fishing pressure. Too many perch can deplete the food supply and may result in stunting so extreme that a 6-year-old perch may be only 4 inches long. Depletion of the food supply also affects the growth of more highly prized sport fishe such as salmon, trout, and bass

i just grabed some of the info about over population and spawning
here the how thing for anyone who might want to read it
Maine perch management plan
 
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