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Table 3 Individual lake sturgeon detections by lake section, season, and year in Lake Erie (2016–2018)

From: Large- and small-scale movement and distribution of acoustically tagged lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in eastern Lake Erie

Year Tags at large Season Lake sections
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2016 19 Pre-Spawning 18 (90.0%) 2 (10.0%) 0 0 0 0 0
   Spawning 18 (58.1%) 13 (41.9%) 0 0 0 0 0
   Summer 19 (55.9%) 15 (44.1%) 0 0 0 0 0
   Fall 19 (65.5%) 10 (34.5%) 0 0 0 0 0
2017 53 Pre-Spawning 51 (68.9%) 21 (28.4%) 2 (2.7%) 0 0 0 0
   Spawning 50 (58.8%) 35 (41.2%) 0 0 0 0 0
   Summer 50 (53.2%) 43 (45.7%) 1 (1.1%) 0 0 0 0
   Fall 51 (55.4%) 40 (43.5%) 1 (1.1%) 0 0 0 0
2018 56 Pre-Spawning 50 (82.0%) 6 (9.8%) 3 (4.9%) 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.6%) 0 0
   Spawning 53 (76.8%) 8 (11.6%) 4 (5.8%) 1 (1.4%) 1 (1.4%) 1 (1.4%) 1 (1.4%)
   Summer 52 (96.3%) 0 0 0 0 1 (1.9%) 1 (1.9%)
   Fall 53 (63.9%) 27 (32.5%) 1 (1.2%)  0  0 1 (1.2%) 1 (1.2%)
  1. Both numbers and percentage of unique individuals within a lake section are presented. Total number of unique individuals across lake sections may be higher than the number of tagged fish at large as individuals could have been detected in multiple lake sections during a season