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Colloquium in Freshwater Science: Dr. Jeff Stein

November 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Dr. Jeff Stein from the Illinois Natural History Survey will discuss ancient fishes and “modern” fishing on a highly altered and biologically invaded large floodplain river.

Questions for the Presenter:

  • Could local angler associations effectively manage the fishery?
  • What sort of public outreach was/is necessary to reverse how gar are viewed by anglers and the public?
  • How have conservationists worked with angler organizations to promote better ecological practices?
  • What role do gar play in fisheries management today, and can these species be used as an indicator of a healthy fishery?
  • What is fishery-induced evolution, and under what circumstances does it occur?
  • Do you think revamping the image of gars and bowfins as indicators of ecosystem health and palatable food sources will be enough to destigmatize game/nongame fish ideals and subsequent fishing policies?
  • How much of our current fisheries regulations are based on scientific research and how much is based in public opinion? If public opinion outweighs scientific research, is then marketing a more influential tool for regulations rather than facts and research?

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November 22, 2021
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm