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2019 Great Hudson River Fish Count

2019 Great Hudson River Fish Count: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 9-4-19: Multiple state agencies and affiliated offices were represented at the 8th annual Great Hudson River Fish Count event held on Saturday August 10 at Peebles Island and the Corning Preserve. DEC Fisheries staff led a team of 11 to sample via eboat prior to... Read More

Otsego Lake Whitefish Stocking

Otsego Lake Whitefish Stocking: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 1-28-19: On January 17, 2019 a total of 164 lake whitefish (LW) raised at the SUNY Cobleskill campus fish hatchery were released back into Otsego Lake through the ice off Three Mile Point near Cooperstown NY. The fingerlings ranged in size from 100-125 mm. These fish were the... Read More

Culvert Project

Culvert Project: contributed by Dylan Winterhalter Posted 12-18-18: Culverts in general will restrict upstream brook trout passage because they increase the velocity of streams. Perched culverts, or culverts with an elevated outlet, further prevent brook trout from reaching upstream habitats. This upstream habitat is critical for spawning, but is also important for feeding. We were trying to... Read More

Round ‘Slowby’ No More?

Round ‘Slowby’ No More?: contributed by Scott George Posted 9-25-18: The invasion of Round Goby eastward through the Barge Canal towards the Hudson River has been slower than anticipated. An angler captured a specimen in 2014 near Utica but no specimens have been reported east of Sylvan Beach (east end of Oneida Lake) since that time.... Read More

Introducing shadia

Introducing shadia: contributed by Dan Stich Posted 9-12-18: Introducing shadia the first R package for modeling American shad populations! The new R package allows users to run dam passage performance standards models for American shad in northeast Atlantic Coastal Rivers (Connecticut, Merrimack, Penobscot, and Susquehanna rivers currently). The models combine classical cohort-based projection models for annual vital... Read More

Spring 2017 YARE

Two Youth Aquatic Resource Education (YARE) Workshops – Feb 23rd at SUNY Morrisville had  20 Student Conservation Association and Excelsior Conservation Corps members and again on April 23rd at Honeywell Visitor Center on Onondaga Lake had 25 SUNY ESF students (co instructed with Tom Hughes by SUNY ESF PhD student Molly Welsh). Tom Hughes is... Read More

Newsletter Blog 3-15-17

White Sucker Behavior: contributed by Ben Marcy-Quay At this year’s Adirondack Research Forum, Benjamin Marcy-Quay (Cornell University Adirondack Fishery Research Program) presented data indicating that white suckers (Catostomus commersonii) undertake diel movement between lakes. PIT-tagged suckers were detected moving across an antenna array located in a narrow channel between two Adirondack lakes on a nightly... Read More

April 16, 2016 YARE / Creek Freeks

  The YARE Creek Freaks Workshop on April 16th at Hartwick College Pine Lake Environmental Campus was a success!  We had 19 participants, including 2 staff/faculty from SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick, 7 students from Hartwick, and 10 students from SUNY Oneonta with several from the Lake Management program. Samantha Roth, formerly of Cornell and the... Read More