Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference

Event Date: 1/26/2019

Great Lakes Commercial Fisheries Issues to be Discussed at Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference

Michigan Sea Grant Extension will be coordinating a daylong, educational program on current issues affecting the Great Lakes commercial fishing industry. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 as part of the Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City.

There is no charge for attending this event. For additional information please contact Ron Kinnunen (Michigan Sea Grant Extension) at (906) 226-3687 or kinnune1@msu.edu


Park Place Hotel
300 E. State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 

Great Lakes Commercial Fisheries Educational Session, Lakes Conference Room

Moderator: Ron Kinnunen (Michigan Sea Grant)

9:00-9:30 am – Superior and Michigan-Huron Lake Levels: A Review of 2018 and Updates/Possibilities in 2019

            Mark Breederland (Michigan Sea Grant)

9:30-10:15 am – Great Lakes Weather: An Update from the National Weather Service

            Jason Alumbaugh (National Weather Service)

10:15-10:45 am – Status and Management of Lake Whitefish Populations in 1836 Treaty Waters-2019

            Dave Caroffino (Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

10:45-11:15 am – Status and Trends of Prey Fish in Lake Michigan, 2017

            Chuck Madenjian (U.S. Geological Survey)

11:15-12:00 noon – Early Life Diets and Possible Recruitment Bottlenecks for Lake Whitefish in Lakes Michigan and Huron

            Steve Pothoven (NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)

12 noon-1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00-1:30 pm – Fishtown: A Report from the Docks

            Amanda Holmes (Fishtown)

1:30-2:15 pm – Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail: New Website, New Opportunity

            Brandon Schroeder (Michigan Sea Grant)

2:15-2:45 pm – Changes in Cormorant Numbers and Reproductive Output since Regime Change: Implications for Fisheries

            Jim Ludwig (Waterbird Population Ecologist Consultant)

2:45-3:15 pm – Catch Composition and Bycatch in an Experimental Lake Whitefish Trawling Study

            Titus Seilheimer (Wisconsin Sea Grant)

3:15-3:45 pm – Cisco Integrated Assessment

            Ron Kinnunen (Michigan Sea Grant)

3:45-4:15 pm – Contaminants in Walleye from Two Areas of Concern (AOCs): Fox River and Saginaw River

            Chuck Madenjian (U.S. Geological Survey)