Propagation for Arkansas River Shiner and Peppered Chub

Project Description

Improve propagation techniques for the federally-listed Arkansas River Shiner and imperiled Peppered Chub. These two fish reside in the South Canadian River where drought is affecting population numbers and threatens extirpation in certain stretches of the river. Future supplementation in stretches of the river may be necessary. Additionally, propagated fishes will be used for research purposes, including experimental populations and in-situ fish movement studies.

Conservation Area


NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: 1
Estimated Cost Range: ~$1000 - $50,000
Project Submitted By: Kerry Graves and Daniel Fenner
Suggested Contact: Gene Wilde

Refined propagation techniques will allow for larger production of Arkansas River shiner and peppered chub, which will aid in possible supplementation efforts, experimental populations, and research studies such as fish movements.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Tishomingo NFH, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation


Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

Canadian River from Ute Reservoir to Lake Eufaula.