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February 2004

Hooked on Coasters

People around Lake Superior are getting hooked on remembering a unique fish the coaster brook trout. Sea Grant and other organizations are working to restore brook trout populations in the big lake.

Schooling Future Fisheries Leaders

We helped host a gathering to train future fisheries leaders in the ways of Lake Superior fisheries management.

Cormorant Conundrum

Sea Grant-funded researchers surveyed fish farmers in Minnesota to correlate bird-related fish losses with the distribution and abundance of double-crested cormorants, American white pelicans, and great blue herons. They found that cormorants seem to cause the most severe problems for fish farmers.

New Avenues for Education at the Aquarium

Sarah Donahue, one of our graduate student interns, is responsible for a new program that pairs undergraduate education students with specialists at the Great Lakes Aquarium to meet a volunteer teaching requirement and enhance education efforts directed towards Lake Superior.

Staff Update

One of our staff members received an award from the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee.

Sea Grant Student Awarded

Wendy Hieb earned a best student poster award for her work on sources of fecal coliform bacteria in Lake Superior watersheds.

Where Are They Now?

Don Schreiner, former Sea Grant-funded graduate student, tells us about life working as the area fisheries supervisor for Minnesota's portion of Lake Superior.

Did Ja Know?

Where can you find the Minnesota record coaster brook trout?

Bow Watch

Bow Watch: Addressing the "Fish Grant" Myth

Sea Grant director Carl Richards discusses how our research and outreach programs work to assist fisheries interests at multiple levels, from bait farmer, to angler, to fisheries managers. Yet, we try not to be too "fishy."

New Publications & Services

Liquid Science Speaker Series Starts

Soak up the latest information concerning the Great Lakes and Minnesota's waters by attending our new monthly series of talks in Duluth and Grand Marais.

Fish Producers Report on Losses to Birds

This fact sheet contains results of a research project that correlated bird-related fish losses with the distribution and abundance of double-crested cormorants, American white pelicans, and great blue herons.

Journal Reprints

We have new peer-reviewed journal articles available on the topics of Daphnia, toadfish neural recordings, and changes in the fish communities of Lake Superior.

 


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