Freshwater Science: Using Genetics to Manage Lake Erie Walleye Fisheries | Ohio Sea Grant

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Freshwater Science: Using Genetics to Manage Lake Erie Walleye Fisheries

April 27, 2022 – New research from Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

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  • Time:Apr 27 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 2022
  • Event Organizer:Christina Dierkes | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Webinars | Show Similar

Walleye is an important Lake Erie species, supporting both commercial and recreational fisheries. Management agencies need ways to identify how local spawning populations contribute to the lake-wide fish population, so they can continue to keep Lake Erie’s walleye fisheries naturally reproducing and sustainable.

Dr. Stuart Ludsin at The Ohio State University has developed a genetic tool that can differentiate between walleye from the eastern versus western basins of Lake Erie and successfully helped agencies to better understand the contributions of different spawning locations to the eastern basin’s commercial and recreational fisheries.

The webinar is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information.

About the Speaker

Stuart Ludsin
Stuart Ludsin Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

My research explores mechanisms that regulate fish population and community structure and dynamics, as well as food web interactions, in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. Typically, I have sought to apply my research to resource management problems such that agencies can make informed decisions about the environment. Overall, my research encompasses three broad but interconnected areas: 1) fish recruitment and early life-history; 2) stock discrimination and population connectivity; and 3) anthropogenic impacts on aquatic ecosystems. To learn more, visit the Ludsin Lab page.

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