Four invited speakers will present the science of Great Lakes fisheries during the 2020 Fish Tales Lecture Series at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. The monthly lecture series will address the latest science on the impact of invasive species on Lake Michigan fisheries and movement of favorite game fish in Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
Dr. David Bunnell, from the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., will kick off the series on Jan. 14 with his presentation, “Are Changes in the Lower Food Web Limiting Lake Michigan Fisheries?”
On Feb. 27, Dr. John Dettmers from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission will speak on the “Risk and Possible Prevention of Asian Carp Getting into Lake Michigan.” Dr. Dettmer will review the risk Asian carp pose to Lake Michigan fisheries and the latest prevention efforts to keep the mussels from getting into the Great Lakes.
Dr. Dan Isermann, from UW-Stevens Point, will present “Where Fish Wander in Green Bay: Tracking the Movements of Walleye and Whitefish” on March 19. Dr. Isermann will discuss the results of his research on movement of walleye and lake whitefish throughout Green Bay.
On April 9, Chuck Bronte, a fisheries biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Green Bay, will discuss the “Great Lakes Mass Marking Program for Trout and Salmon – Better Fisheries through Better Science.” Bronte will review the results of the mass marking program that has tagged every Chinook salmon and lake trout stocked into Lake Michigan since 2010.
All lectures will begin at 7 pm at the Collins Learning Center of Crossroads at Big Creek, 20141 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay.