Feasibility of Rehabilitating and Supplementing Fisheries by Stocking Lake Whitefish in the Upper Great Lakes

Grant: # 1822

Grant Amount: $19,999.84

Board Decision Year: 2018

Quantitative Fisheries Center, Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing)

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Bence, Jim (bence@msu.edu) 517-281-3480

2018 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Lake Whitefish Recruitment - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Summary

We propose to synthesize available information in a desktop study to evaluate the feasibility of stocking lake whitefish to rehabilitate or supplement fisheries in the Great Lakes. This will involve determination of likely numbers that would need to be stocked at different stages to have substantial benefits and the resources required to produce those numbers of fish to stock.