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USGS & NY DEC stocking herring in to Lake Ontario: Native Fish Restoration


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The U.S. Geological Survey and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will stock lake herring, a species of whitefish, into Irondequoit Bay on Lake Ontario on Thurs., Dec. 20.

Until the mid-1950's, Lake Ontario was home to a diverse group of whitefish that included as many as seven species that occupied varying depths of the lake. Only three species are known to remain, the lake whitefish, round whitefish, and lake herring, and the abundance and distribution of these species are now greatly diminished. The USGS and DEC recently introduced the deep-water form of whitefish, the bloater, into Lake Ontario.

Re-establishing populations of native whitefishes in Lake Ontario is the focus of cooperative efforts between USGS, DEC, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, with supporting research conducted by The Nature Conservancy.

Who:USGS Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

What:Lake herring stocking into Irondequoit Bay of Lake Ontario

Where: Newport Yacht Club Dock
694 Seneca Road
Rochester, NY 14622
Newport Yacht Club

When:Thurs., Dec. 20, 2012

RSVP:Please contact Holly Muir via the information listed above


Also, a PBS video on the proposed Pebble mine. Awareness of this ugly situation is our first step at stopping the decimation of one of the last strongholds of pacific salmonids.

Watch now: Alaska Gold | FRONTLINE | PBS Video
FRONTLINE probes the growing battle for fishing rights and mining wealth in Alaska.


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would be nice if NYS got more varied stocks like this going and then only kept the Atlantic re introduction,al0ong with steelhead and Lake run Browns,ohh yea and cohos tooo! I enjoy wrestling Kings but the last two years that has been the major run when i have been there.

Trouser Trout

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
I can see myself targeting that species, pickling them, and serving them with cream sauce.