Lake Erie Lake St. Clair Fishery Workshop

April 11, 2024
6-8 p.m. ET

Detroit International Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center
5437 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton, MI 48183
or Zoom 

Sea Grant hosts fishery workshops to provide recreational anglers, commercial fishers, charter operators, agency staff, and researchers with a forum to share and discuss Great Lakes fishery management. While each workshop is different, agendas often cover fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey fish surveys, offshore and open water fisheries, fisheries management activities, citizen science opportunities for anglers, and more.

This event is free, but registration is required. 

Agenda (subject to change):
6:00 p.m. Welcome - Erica Clites and Angela Scapini, Michigan Sea Grant 
6:05 p.m. Detroit River fish community survey - Kristen Towne, USFWS
6:30 p.m. Detroit River sturgeon population demographics - Justin Chiotti, USFWS
6:45 p.m. Status of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair fishery and update on invasive red swamp crayfish - Todd Wills, MDNR
7:10 p.m. Age-0 walleye diets from Lake Erie - Robin DeBruyne, USGS
7:30 p.m. Detroit River restoration projects - Bob Burns, Friends of the Detroit River
7:50 p.m. Q&A Wrap-up


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 information, contact Erica Clites at or 313-578-9740.