Optimize pheromone application rate to yield large and consistent catches of adult sea lamprey

Grant: # 1645

Grant Amount: $164,076.00

Board Decision Year: 2016

USGS - Great Lakes Science Center, Hammond Bay Biological Station (Millersburg)

Great Lakes Science Center, Hammond Bay Biological Station

Johnson, Nicholas (njohnson@usgs.gov) 989-734-4768 x 128

2016 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations Social, Economic, and Technology (SET) Research to Inform Policy and Practice - Social, economic, and technology research to inform policy and practice

Project Summary

This project will optimize application rates of synthesized pheromone to yield large and consistent catches of invasive sea lamprey in Lake Michigan tributaries. The results will enable widespread use of this environmentally benign and innovative sea lamprey control tool in Lake Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes, thereby reducing dependence on lampricides and sea lamprey barriers.