Grass Carp Response Program

Contributed by Touhue Yang, Posted 5/1/23: In the 2022 field season, the US Fish and Wildlife Service kickstarted their new Grass Carp Response Program in collaboration with the University at Buffalo and conducted their first fish surveys in eastern Lake Erie. Surveys consisted of electrofishing and netting at locations where grass carp were historically caught... Read More

Fishes of Northern New York and the Adirondacks

Contributed by Doug Carlson, Posted 12/9/22: Doug Carlson, retired DEC biologist and research associate at SUNY Potsdam, has just released a monograph published by Northeastern Naturalist, titled “Fishes of Northern New York and the Adirondacks.” The 46-page illustrated booklet is a complete guide to the fish species in the region, based on Carlson’s years of research, as a... Read More

NY Lake Sturgeon Group Holds Meeting

Contributed by Tom Brooking, Posted 11/10/22: A group of NYS sturgeon researchers held a very informative workshop on October 18, 2022 at the Cornell University Biological Field Station on Oneida Lake, NY. The meeting was organized by Scott Schlueter from the USFWS and Lisa Holst from NYS DEC Central Office. About 30 researchers attended the workshop,... Read More

Rainbow Darter reach the Hudson River

Contributed by Scott George, Posted 11/7/22: Rainbow Darter were captured in the Hudson River for the first time during a Round Goby survey conducted on October, 17, 2022 a short distance upstream of the Federal Dam in Troy. The native range of Rainbow Darter is believed to only extend as far east as Rochester, but... Read More