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Sea Lamprey Resources

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

See also: Invasive Species for exotic animal and plant pests invading Indiana, causing economic and visual damage

Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is now soliciting pre-proposals and pilot project proposals for the 2021 funding cycle. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Proposals are evaluated for relevance and scientific merit and against information needs identified by the Research Themes under which they are submitted. Proposals are encouraged to be cross-cutting and address multiple themes. See the theme conceptual diagram (PDF | 172 KB) for examples of how themes may intersect. See Applying for Funding for more information.

IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides detailed collection information as well as animated map.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
University of Minnesota. Minnesota Sea Grant.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission today reported that populations of the invasive, parasitic sea lamprey remain at near-historic lows, below targets, in Lakes Michigan and Ontario, and above target, but holding steady, in Lakes Huron, Superior and Erie. Sea lamprey populations in Lake Huron are close to target levels and have been holding steady for the past five years. Abundances in Lakes Superior and Erie remain above target but have also decreased significantly since the near-record highs observed in 2017. Sea lampreys are the worst of the alien species to invade the Great Lakes. Before control, sea lampreys destroyed many times the human fish catch. Today, sea lamprey control is the foundation of the $7 billion Great Lakes fishery. The Commission and its partners are encouraged by the overall decrease in abundance of sea lampreys throughout the Great Lakes basin during 2019, but caution that environmental conditions, such as a prolonged spring and high precipitation events, contributed to the decrease.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Division of Wildlife.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.