The goal of the forage fish management plan is to consolidate best available information to promote proper management of forage fishes and increase sport fish angling opportunities and participation in Kansas. To meet this goal, the forage fish committee developed three objectives.
1. Identify current forage fishes in Kansas and their role in fisheries management
2. Identify challenges that face fisheries managers in Kansas as they relate to forage fishes
2. Determine what direction KDWPT should move as it pertains to forage fish management
To address these objectives, the committee developed an eight-question survey that was disseminated to KDWPT district fisheries biologists in January, 2016. Responses were collected through February, 2016, consolidated, and summarized (Appendix A).