Project Overview

Lake Champlain’s winter sports fishery is an important sector of the tourism industry in both New York and Vermont. Ice fishing remains a popular activity for Lake Champlain basin residents and visitors, but documentation about the fishery and how it has changed over the years is lacking. The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program conducted this survey to learn more about fishing avidity, ice cover preferences, techniques, gear types, areas frequented, number of days fished, along with demographic information that would allow the characterization of this fishery and identification of potential trends


The information will form the basis of targeted outreach efforts to chambers of commerce, sports fishing industry groups, small businesses and stakeholders. Such outreach will better enable small business and other audiences to plan for future winter tourism challenges in a changing climate.

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Status - Active

Start date: 2020-02-13

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