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Ludington Regional Fisheries Workshop

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 07:00 AM until 05:00 PM
West Shore Community College, ACB, MBT Room

Event Details :
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8:00        Coffee and Registration 

8:45        Welcome and Michigan Sea Grant Update

                Dan O'Keefe – Southwest District Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant 

9:00        Huron-Michigan Predator Diet Study

Brian Roth – Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife

 9:15        Sea Lamprey Control Update

Scott Grunder – Supervisor, Ludington Biological Station, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 9:30        FishPass: Innovative Solutions to Selective Fish Passage on Boardman River

                Mark Breederland – Southwest District Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant

 9:45        Dreissenid Mussels in Lake Michigan: Status and Population Dynamics

                Ashley Elgin – Research Benthic Ecologist, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

 10:00     Inland Lake Management: Invasive Plants and Extension Resources for Riparians

                Erick Elgin – Water Resource Educator, Michigan State University Extension

 10:15     BREAK

 10:25     Great Lakes Mass Marking Program

Matthew Kornis – Fishery Biologist and Data Analyst, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 10:55     Michigan Charter Fishing Reporting Program: 2018 Catch and Effort

                Donna Wesander – Fisheries Technician Specialist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

 11:10     DNR Management Updates: 2019 Stocking Plan, Commercial Fishing Policy, and More

                Jay Wesley – Lake Michigan Basin Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

 11:55     Lunch and LCBA Tackle Raffle

 1:00        Predator-Prey Ratio: How Much Food is Available, and How Much Do Predators Eat?

                Jory Jonas – Fisheries Research Biologist Specialist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources


SPECIAL SESSION – Cormorant Control

 1:30        Purpose and Ground Rules

                Dan O'Keefe – Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant

1:35        Cormorant Control in 2019: Biology and Bureaucracy at Work

Peter Payette – Executive Director, Interlochen Public Radio

 2:15        Status and History of Cormorant Control in Lake Michigan

                Tony Aderman – District Supervisor. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

 2:25        Cormorant Panel Discussion

 2:45        Adjourn (Ludington Charter Boat Association Meeting to Follow)