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Tuesday, January 30 • 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ASIAN CARP & OTHER AQUATIC INVASIVES: Implementation of an Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Program on Lake Superior

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AUTHORS. Michael Seider, Jared Myers - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

ABSTRACT. Monitoring for newly introduced species when abundance is low and spatial distribution restricted provides resource managers with the best opportunity to eradicate or control the spread of invasive organisms. In order to achieve program objectives, early detection efforts must undergo consistent review so that rare species are efficiently captured with a reasonable amount of sampling effort. This presentation will outline the development of an aquatic invasive species early detection and monitoring program in Lake Superior, with a specific emphasis on adult and juvenile fish surveys that have occurred in areas that are highest risk for future invasions. Our examination of options for how best to improve sampling efficiency will strengthen future analyses and ensure that the program is implemented responsibly moving forward.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm CST