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PERCH, measure. The length of sixteen feet and a half: a pole or rod of that length. Forty perches in length and four in breadth make an acre of land.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The "logs" we are encountering are walleyes between 25 and 32 inches.
And the walleyes will tip the scale at 10 pounds-plus.
The NOTS engineers continued to develop refinements and upgrades for the Walleye. 1965 saw the beginning of pilot production of the weapon.
The walleye device's fingerprint sensor software is named as "Pixel Imprint," while the sensor software on the taimen device is named as "Nexus Imprint."
"There's more interest than ever," Gordon said, "and there's been increasing likelihood that walleye could be commercially grown, for example, in the Manitoulin area at the cage culture sites."
Norman Kay was one of those engineers and whose hobby of building televisions in his home helped bring about the creation of the Walleye. According to John Darrell Sherwood in his book Nixon's Trident: Naval Power in Southeast Asia, 1968-1972, Kay built an iconoscope camera in 1958 that could do a funny thing, recalled fellow project engineer William H.
Mitochondrial DNA RFLP analysis.--Four hundred eighty-nine walleye samples from the Rockcastle River, and 18 samples from the Big South Fork were assayed for the mtDNA control region RFLP.
Our objective was to examine the food habits of juvenile walleye pollock for evidence of an annual cycle and to elucidate how these food habits may vary regionally in relation to previously observed geographic variation in juvenile body condition and growth rate.
"Walleye abundance and the sport catch have been declining over recent years in Lake Erie due to below-average hatches since 2003," Knight acknowledges.
Previous walleye scares in the Middle Fork Willamette River system involved a few isolated fish found downstream of Dexter Dam in the early 1990s.
During the mid-1990s, anglers reported large numbers of walleye (Stizostedton vitreum) in spawning condition concentrated on shallow points adjacent to the Maumee River channel during spring.
The officials said the Kaiyo Maru 28, a trawler based in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, was detained Tuesday last week in waters of the Russian exclusive economic zone on suspicion of exceeding its fishing quota for walleye pollack.