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Lake Ontario salmonid management risk assessment: refinement of predator-prey models


August 2017 - December 2021


Lake Ontario supports a thriving Chinook Salmon fishery. Sustainable management of this resource requires maintaining a balance between predator numbers and the primary Chinook Salmon prey item, alewife. In this project we are developing state of the art stock assessment tools to inform management decisions for Lake Ontario Chinook Salmon management. By combining stock assessments for predators (Chinook Salmon) and prey (alewife), we hope to develop a decision support tool that can lead to robust ecosystem level management decisions for fisheries in Lake Ontario and the Great Lakes more broadly.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417



Funding Agencies

  • NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey