Proceedings of the 2004 Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting

Oral Presentation Schedule

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 9

9:15 a.m. Sturgeon Genetic Structure and Stocking Considerations
1. Spatial population genetic structure throughout the Great Lakes – Amy Welsh, University of California – Davis
2. Linking lake sturgeon demographics and genetics – Kim Scribner, Michigan State University
3. Relative contributions of spawning stocks of lake sturgeon to populations in Lake Michigan – Kristin Bott, Michigan State University
4. Fertilization success, egg predation, deposition and post emergent survival in the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens): The relative importance of potential barriers to recruitment – Patrick Forsythe, Michigan State

10:30 Genetic Conservation Stocking and Hatchery Rearing
5. Lake Michigan rehabilitation plan - conservation genetics and rehabilitation stocking – Rob Elliott, Ed Baker, Marty Holtgren, Brad Eggold
6. Implementation of streamside rearing of lake sturgeon for rehabilitation stocking – Marty Holtgren, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
7. Developmental indices to predict hatching, first feeding, and timing of migration of early life stages of lake sturgeon – Doug Aloisi, USFWS

11:15 Status Assessment Technique
8. Using split-beam hydroacoustics for assessment of lake sturgeon spawning populations – Nancy Auer, Michigan Technological University
9. Techniques to assess the status of lake sturgeon in Vermont – Chet Mackenzie, Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

2:45 p.m. Habitat Classification, Restoration and Enhancement
10. Habitat use and movement patterns of age-0 juvenile lake sturgeon in the lower Peshtigo River, Wisconsin – Trent Sutton, Purdue University
11. Spawning habitat enhancement through flow manipulation – Mike Friday, Ontario MNR
12. Assessment of potential lake sturgeon habitat availability in Lake Michigan tributaries: Applications to the restoration process – Dan Daugherty, Purdue University
13. Spatial application of a habitat suitability index model for lake sturgeon – Tim Haxton, Ontario MNR
14. Classification and visualization of lake sturgeon habitat suitability using the Great Lakes GIS – Chris Geddes, University of Michigan
15. Classification of lake sturgeon spawning habitat in the Detroit River – Bruce Manny, USGS Great Lakes Science Center
16. Evaluation of underwater remote sensing technologies to survey potential lake sturgeon spawning habitat in large river systems in the Great Lakes – Greg Kennedy, USGS Great Lakes Science Center
17. Development of a management plan for lake sturgeon in the Lake St. Francis portion of the St. Lawrence River – Tim Haxton, Ontario MNR

Day 2 – Wednesday, November 10

8:15 a.m. Sturgeon Passage
18. Policies/Regulations and economic considerations related to sturgeon passage in the Great Lakes – Gary Whelan, Michigan DNR
19. Experimental studies at Conte AFRC on up- and downstream passage of lake and shortnose sturgeon and riverine fishes – Boyd Kynard, USGS – Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab
20. Downstream fish passage for sturgeon: past, present, and future – Steve Amaral, Alden Lab
21. Lake sturgeon passage and habitat restoration – Luther Aadland, Minnesota DNR

10:30 Sturgeon Passage Panel Discussion (facilitated question / answer session)

1:00 p.m. Regulations, Status Determination, and Rehabilitation Progress
22. Regulatory options for managing the angling fishery for lake sturgeon in Ontario – Tom Mosindy, Ontario MNR
23. Summary of the information collection on lake sturgeon in the western basin of Lake Erie 1999-2003 – Chris Vandergoot, Ohio DNR
24. Lake sturgeon restoration in Oneida Lake, New York: stocking, habitat use, and life in the fast lane – Randy Jackson, Cornell


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