Research Webinar Series: Fisheries Research in Lake Champlain

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online - Registration required

Speaker: Ellen Marsden, Professor, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Program, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Registration: To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact Lake Champlain Sea Grant / Julianna White at 802-777-7017 or seagrant [at] no later than three weeks before your chosen date so we can assist you.

Fisheries management is based on understanding the status of fish populations through assessments and research. Lake trout are stocked in Lake Champlain by the state agencies, and their abundance is assessed annually.  Ellen Marsden will explain that research has indicated rising numbers of lake trout due to successful recruitment of young, wild fish. Evaluation of lake trout and the forage fish on which they depend is being conducted in cooperative work between the state biologists and UVM researchers.

Fisheries research is funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (through funding leveraged by Senator Patrick Leahy); Lake Champlain Basin Program; and Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the latter for the project Three-dimensional Habitat Occupancy of Wild Juvenile and Stocked Adult Lake Trout in Lake Champlain.

Participants should expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by a facilitated, 20-minute Q&A period.

This seminar is part of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Seminar Series.

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