The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be hosting a series of “state of the lakes” meetings in the coming weeks which are open to the public.
State of Lake Ontario Meetings
The meeting dates are as follows:
Monday, March 3, 2014: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, Monroe County. The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board.
Thursday, March 13, 2014: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension
Building, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, Niagara County. The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the DEC Training Academy, 24 County Route 2A, Pulaski (the former Portly Angler Motel), Oswego County. The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association.
DEC, United States Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources biologists will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, forage fish, stocking programs and fisheries management plans.
Ample time will be provided at the end of the scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters. Prior to the public meetings, information summaries for a host of Lake Ontario fisheries assessment programs will be posted on DEC’s website.
Previous annual reports can also be found at the Department of Environmental Conservation website. For further information contact Steven LaPan, New York Great Lakes Section Leader at Cape Vincent Fisheries Research Station, (315) 654-2147.
State Of The Western Finger Lakes Fisheries Meetings
The February meetings will concentrate on the fisheries of Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua lakes, while May meeting will focus on the fisheries of Honeoye, Canadice, Hemlock and Conesus lakes.
Meeting dates and locations are:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Stage 14 in the Student Center at Finger Lakes Community College’s main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, (Ontario County). Marvin Sands Drive is located off Lakeshore Boulevard. Ample parking is available. For directions and a campus map, visit: http://flcc.edu/directions/.
Thursday, February 27, 2014: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Watkins Glenn High School auditorium, 12th Street, Watkins Glen, (Schuyler County).
Tuesday, May 20, 2014: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ELIM Bible Institute’s Tab Chapel, 7245 College Street, Lima (Livingston County).
DEC fisheries biologists will provide updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, warmwater fish, fishing regulations, sea lamprey control and DEC’s Angler Diary Program. There will be time allotted at the end of each scheduled program for the audience to interact with the presenters.
In conjunction with these meetings, DEC will host an Angler Diary Program quality Control meeting prior to each meeting from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. All current Angler Diary Keepers and anyone interested in joining the program are invited to attend.
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation