Fisheries and Ecosystem Specialist
New York Sea Grant
SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126-3599
Jesse Lepak focuses his efforts on education and outreach related to challenges facing New York fisheries with an emphasis on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Important ongoing issues that Jesse addresses include: 1) non-native species invasions and their impacts, 2) the responses of fisheries to changing environmental, economic and social factors, 3) harmful algal blooms, and 4) the instability of prey fish populations and their influence on sport fish and anglers. He is also aware that social aspects of fisheries are dynamic, and recruiting and retaining new anglers to fisheries is important. As such, Jesse would like to take the time to listen to anglers and understand what they feel is necessary to maintain and enhance fisheries in the future.
Related NYSG Resource Web Sites:
Great Lakes Sustainable Recreational and Commercial Fisheries