New York's Great Lakes
Fisheries
NY's Great Lakes: Fisheries

Fish Habitat Factsheet Series- New York Sea Grant
A series of seven fact sheets focused on the preferred habitats, risks to and tips for improving habitats for three species of fish: Northern pike, muskellunge (musky) and walleye. 


Fish Hatchery; Salmon River- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Built in 1980, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery specializes in raising steelhead, chinook salmon, coho salmon, brown trout and landlocked salmon. Originally constructed to revive and enhance the fishery of the Great Lakes, this facility provides most of the fish for the now multi-million dollar Lake Ontario salmonid fishery. Each year this hatchery produces more than 2,000,000 fingerlings (young fish 3-5 inches long) and close to 1,000,000 yearlings (fish one year old or over). Located in Altmar, NY, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery supplies fish for more than 100 public waters including Lake Ontario.
 

Fish Hatchery- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation operates 12 fish hatcheries in New York and stocked more than 2.3million catchable-size brook, brown and rainbow trout in over 309 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,900 miles of streams across the state this spring. All hatcheries are open to the public from spring through fall,and several are open year-round.


Fisheries Resources Management and Policy- Cornell University
Human Dimension Resource Unit Publications regarding Fisheries Resources Management and Policy. The four main subject areas include; Attitudes and Values of Fishery Stakeholders, Fisheries Recreation Participation and Economic Impacts, Risk Perception, Communication, and Management And Fisheries Program Planning and Evaluation.


Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Lake Erie Committee
The Committee's purposes are to consider issues pertinent to, or referred by, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; consider issues and problems of common concern to member agencies; develop and coordinate joint programs and research projects; and serve as a forum for state,provincial, tribal, and federal agencies.


Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Lake Ontario Committee
The Committee's purposes are to consider issues pertinent to, or referred by, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; consider issues and problems of common concern to member agencies; develop and coordinate joint programs and research projects; and serve as a forum for state,provincial, tribal, and federal agencies.


Great Lakes Sustainable, Recreational and Commercial Fisheries- New York Sea Grant
As hundreds of businesses in New York State and the Province of Ontario depend on economic revenues generated by the world-class sportfisheries in Lakes Erie and Ontario, there has been escalating concern for the future sustainability of the fishery among researchers, fisheries managers and fishery stakeholder. Such concerns are often attributable to a combination of factors related to ecosystem uncertainty and risk management. The information found on the New York Sea Grant website will be of help to both the resource users and the research/management community.


Lake Erie Fisheries Research- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit operates from a station located in Dunkirk on the eastern shore of Lake Erie. Our principal function is to help manage the fish resources within the lake. By managing, we mean evaluating the status of fish populations to enhance some fisheries and to restore others. We also undertake regular surveys to monitor the health of fish populations and to establish the effectiveness of stocking and harvest policies.


Lake Ontario Fisheries Research- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The principal function is to help manage the fish resources within Lake Ontario. By managing, we mean we evaluate the success of stocking fish,both to enhance some fisheries and to restore others, and we also undertake regular surveys to monitor the health of fish stocks and to establish the effectiveness of stocking and harvest policies.


Lake Ontario Sportfishing: Trends, Analysis, and Outlook- Department of Natural Resources Cornell University
This publication is part of a series of reports resulting from investigations dealing with public issues in the management of wildlife,fish, and other natural resources.


Lake Ontario Tributary Anglers Council
An International Association comprised of Lake Ontario Tributary Anglers dedicated to the infinite preservation and overall fishery and habitat improvement of all streams, rivers and creeks that flow into Lake Ontario and the continual education of the people who fish it.


Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, opened in August 1991, was established by the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to support and encourage the restoration,protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the fishery resources of the international (lower) Great Lakes.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Fishing
New York State has some of the finest fishing in the country. There is world class fishing for a wide variety of coldwater, warm water and saltwater fish species. Whether it's smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie, brook trout fishing on a crystal clear Adirondack lake, Pacific salmon fishing on Lake Ontario, fishing for stripers on the Hudson River, brown trout fishing on the Beaver Kill or fishing for bluefish in Montauk's surf, there's something special here for everyone. With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and hundreds of miles of coastline, fishing opportunities are always nearby!


New York Statewide Angler Survey 2007- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The 2007 New York Statewide Angler Survey provides the results of a random survey of approximately 20,000 anglers that fished the freshwaters of New York State during the 2007 calendar year. The survey was conducted by the Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Bureau of Fisheries.



Salmon and Trout of Lake Ontario
 A Visual Identification Guide of six different salmon and trout that are found in Lake Ontario. 

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