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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?
Meeting ID: 913 3944 3133
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