Hey there...In this episode of The Fisheries Podcast I chat with Dr. Jeremy Pritt of the Ohio DNR's Inland Fisheries Research Center. We discuss some of the work he is doing tracking movements of Blue and Flathead Catfish in the Ohio River, evaluating length limits of river Sauger and reservoir Crappie, and evaluating and developing standard sampling methods in Ohio. We also preview the upcoming Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference taking place January 27-30,2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Enjoy!
More information about the conference can be found here: www.midwestfw.org
Main Point:There is value in learning from others and sharing data
In the first episode of the new year I speak with Dwayne Shaw of the Downeast Salmon Federation. He and his organization operate two hatcheries and outreach centers in Maine working to restore Atlantic Salmon populations. To learn more about this effort head to www.mainesalmonrivers.org. Dwayne and his crew would appreciate any contributions you could make to their cause.
Main Point: Pay attention to the water!
For those wondering what happened to the previously mentioned episode with Andy Dean: due to the government shutdown we were unable to record the episode with Andy to hear about his work. That episode will hopefully be rescheduled once the shutdown is over.
In this final episode of 2018 I chat with Dr. Ray Hilborn to learn about marine fisheries. We discuss how he originally worked with mice, his work with marine fisheries, his wikipedia page, and a mention of Chuck Yaeger. Enjoy!
Main Point: Be Skeptical!
In this episode of The Fisheries Podcast I talk with Katie O'Reilly, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame studying Great Lake coastal wetlands. We cover the work she is doing for her degree, her recent stint as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and how her role in FISHmas came about. I hope that enjoy this episode!
Main Point: Science doesn't have to be boring!
In this episode, Travis Rehm talks with me about his past work experiences in the upper Rocky Mountain region working in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming for various state, federal, and private agencies. He recently defended his master's thesis on Brown Trout density dependence in Spearfish Creek in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. We talk about his project and how his results will help managers moving forward. Enjoy!
Main Point: Support Wild Fish!
In this episode of The Fisheries Podcast I talk to Lydia Doerr, another graduate student from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is studying Lake Whitefish and trying to determine the natal origin of these fish using microchemistry and also attempting to validate the daily growth rings of larval Lake Whitefish otoliths. We talk about her project and a little about her background including a series of summers spent in New Zealand. Enjoy!
Main Point: Maintain the natural balance!
This week I am joined by graduate student Andrew Ransom. He is attending the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and studying the early life history of Lake Whitefish. We talk about his work looking at spawning locations, spawning success, and larval sampling. He also roped one of his labmates in to coming on the podcast so we see who the real Lake Whitefish expert is. I hope that you enjoy this episode and listen next week to hear more about Lydia's work. Enjoy!
Main Point: Get Outside!
In this episode I speak with Dr. Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. We discuss this organization's founding, their work with invasive species, and how they are involved with fish management and research in the Great Lakes.
Main Point: Once non-native fish are introduced, it is harder to get rid of them.
In this episode I talk with Jesse Trushenski, director of animal health and welfare for Evaqua Farms and its sister company Riverence. She is also the current president of the American Fisheries Society. We discuss her background, what she does in her daily job, and the future of AFS.
Main Point: Share your passion!