Meeting to discuss Lake Erie fisheries

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced a virtual meeting for the public to learn about the status of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries.

The meeting will take place 7 p.m. on May 20.

This year’s virtual meeting will be in a webinar format. It will feature updates on the area’s warm and cold water fisheries, the 2021 fishing forecast, a summary of emerging management issues, and a Lake Erie basin research update, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer online chat session.

Key members of the Lake Erie and Niagara River fisheries management and research community will present information on management and assessment activities for prominent Lake Erie sport fisheries. The webinar is sponsored by DEC’s Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit and Region 9 Fisheries offices.

To access the meeting, go to: http://on.ny.gov/reg9fishmeeting.

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