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Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021
6 - 8 p.m. EST

Location: Zoom 

This workshop - ONLINE this year - will offer current research and information related to the status of the Lake Superior fishery. Michigan Sea Grant will host partners from the Michigan DNR Fisheries Division, the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Sea Lamprey Control team, and others to provide local research of interest. At 7:15 p.m., directly after the programmed material, the Michigan DNR will host Conversations & Coffee to discuss regulation changes and updates to the Lake Superior Management Plan. We encourage you to attend the entirety of the workshop (beginning at 6 p.m.), but you may also join at 7:15 p.m. for the beginning of Conversations & Coffee using the same Zoom link that you receive upon registering for the workshop.”

Due to novel coronavirus and social distancing guidelines we are hosting a variation of this year's workshops in a virtual, online format using a platform called Zoom.




Martha Gerig
Lauren Jescovitch
Elliot Nelson

Extension Educators,
Michigan Sea Grant


Dan O’Keefe

Extension Educator,
Michigan Sea Grant

Great Lakes Angler Diary

Shawn Sitar

Fisheries Research Biologist,
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Status of lake trout

Ben Michaels

Fisheries Biologist,
Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Using hydroacoustic telemetry to assess the effects of mining waste on fish spawning behavior

Troy Zorn

Fisheries Research Biologist,
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Coaster brook trout rehab

Kevin Mann

Fish Biologist,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sea Lamprey Control Program

Sea Lamprey Control in Lake Superior 2020

7:15 p.m. Conclusion of Michigan Sea Grant-hosted Workshop.
Start of MDNR-facilitated Conversations & Coffee.

Patrick Hanchin

Lake Superior Basin Coordinator,
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Lake Superior Management Plan

Cory Kovacs

George Madison

Fisheries Biologists - Lake Superior Management Units
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Regulation changes

Open questions and conversation

Registration for this event is free, but you must register by Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

In addition to receiving a confirmation email directly following this registration process, a link to the Zoom webinar will be e-mailed to all registrants on the morning of April 8.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Martha Gerig at