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Fishery Resources Office


Contacting the Office:

Project Leader: Rob Simmonds
e-mail: Carterville@fws.gov or MidwestNews@fws.gov

9053 Route 148
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-997-6869
Fax: 618-997-9185

Office Facts

  • Established: 1981

  • FY 2006 Budget: $309,000

  • Staff: three permanent and three temporary

Geographic Area Served

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Ohio

  • Missouri

  • Mississippi River - from Rock Island, Illinois, to Cairo, Illinois; including Mark Twain National
    Wildlife Refuge complex

  • Ohio River - bordering the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois

  • Wabash River - bordering the states of Indiana and Illinois

  • Illinois River

Services Provided To

  • Private citizens

  • Federal and state agencies

  • Military bases

  • Other Fish and Wildlife Service offices

Office Goals

  • Recover fish and mussel populations protected under the Endangered Species Act and restore declining populations of native species

  • Maintain diverse, self-sustaining fish and other aquatic resource populations and their habitats

  • Prevent new introductions and minimize range expansion of aquatic invasive species

  • Enhance recreational fishing opportunities on National Wildlife Refuge and Department of Defense lands

Activity Highlights

  • Develop a National Asian Carp Management and Control Plan, using a collaborative process that involves all interested parties

  • Work with states and other federal agencies to monitor and restore interjurisdictional fish and their habitats

  • Restore fish habitat and remove fish passage barriers

  • Conduct status reviews for pallid sturgeon and other aquatic resource populations and implement actions identified in the Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Plan

  • Facilitate the prevention and control of aquatic nuisance species and conduct outreach and education activities to raise public awareness of aquatic nuisance species problems

Last updated: August 6, 2015