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Ludington Regional Fisheries Workshop

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 08:00 AM until 02:30 PM
West Shore Community College, ACB, MBT Room



Event Details :
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8:00        Coffee and Registration

9:00        Welcome and pre-workshop polling

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

9:15        Huron-Michigan predator diet study

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

10:00     Dreissenid mussels in Lake Michigan: Status and population dynamics

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

10:30     BREAK

10:45     Great Lakes water levels – A wild ride in 2020?

Mark Breederland – Northwest District Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant 

11:05     Lake Michigan prey fish monitoring methods

                TBA

11:20     How do we calculate how many alewife are available for fish to eat?

                Ben Turschak – Fisheries Research Biologist Specialist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

11:35     FAQs on alewife and other prey fish

Ben Turschak – Fisheries Research Biologist Specialist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

12:00     Lunch and LCBA Tackle Raffle

1:00        DNR management updates

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

1:40        Updating the Predator-Prey Ratio to evaluate stocking strategies for ALL salmon and trout species

Kelly Robinson – Assistant Professor, Quantitative Fisheries Center, Michigan State University

Mike Jones – Professor and Co-Director, Quantitative Fisheries Center, Michigan State University

 2:05        Measuring satisfaction: What do YOU expect from the Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishery?

                Dan O'Keefe – Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant

2:30        Adjourn (Ludington Charter Boat Association Meeting and Door Prizes to Follow)