Culture, Biology, and Management Of Asian Carps In North America - Part 1

Monday, September 9, 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Miller (Statehouse Convention Center)
Extreme population growth of bighead and silver carps in the large rivers and connected waters of the central United States, and the threat that they may invade the Laurentian Great Lakes, have caused great public concern and spurred enormous efforts in research and management of these species.  Grass carps and black carp are also Asian carps with worldwide aquaculture use and have similar importation history and reproductive strategies.  There is great concern that these fishes may have similar undesirable ecological effects and pose similar risks.   Research on these fishes is rapidly increasing our understanding of Asian carp biology. Management tactics and strategies, informed by new understanding, are in use that have never before been used in the control of invasive species.   At the same time, the worldwide benefits of these fishes as food fish and biological controls cannot be denied, and Asian carps remain important to both fisheries and aquaculture.    

This symposium is designed as a forum for those working for the control of Asian carps, and also for those working to achieve and retain benefits from these species, both in the wild and in aquaculture.  The session will include different perspectives of the Triploid Grass Carp Certification Program, a new risk assessment of grass carp in the Great Lakes,  discuss the effectiveness of current management of wild Asian carps by harvest, and marketing strategies to enhance harvest.  The symposium will also include a description of the unique cohesive interagency management strategy that has evolved to combat the environmental problems, and new research on the biology and effects of these fishes.

Duane Chapman and Jesse Trushenski
Marybeth K. Brey and John Bowzer
1:00 PM
National Asian Carp Early Detection and Surveillance Plan
Sam Finney, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

1:20 PM
Response of Asian Carp to Firing of Seismic Water Guns
Patrick M. Kocovsky, US Geological Survey; Robert Gaugush, US Geological Survey; Nathan Jensen, US Geological Survey; Mark P. Gaikowski, US Geological Survey; Kimberly Fredricks, US Geological Survey; Todd Severson, US Geological Survey

1:40 PM
Evaluating the Direct Movement of Fishes Through the Welland Canal Using Acoustic Telemetry
Jae-Woo Kim, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Nicholas E. Mandrak, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; David Marson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

2:00 PM
Fish Behavior and Abundance At the Electric Dispersal Barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Illinois, USA
Aaron Parker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; P. Bradley Rogers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Jeffrey Stewart, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; David Glover, Southern Illinois University; Sam Finney, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Robert Simmonds Jr., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2:20 PM
Live Trade of Asian Carps in Canada
Becky Cudmore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Randy Tippin, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

2:40 PM
We Can Beat Them If We Eat Them: Assessing the Marketing Potential of the Asian Carp in the US
Silvia Secchi, Southern Illinois University; Sarah Varble, Southern Illinois University

3:00 PM
Monday PM Break

3:20 PM
Demographic Responses of Asian Carp to Harvest in the Illinois River
David Glover, Southern Illinois University; Marybeth K. Brey, Southern Illinois University; Wesley Bouska, Southern Illinois University; James E. Garvey, Southern Illinois University

3:40 PM
Potential of Fish Meal Rendered From Asian Carp to Support Aquaculture Feed Manufacturing
John Bowzer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale; Jesse T. Trushenski, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4:00 PM
The Use of Chemical Stimuli in the Control of Asian Carp
Robin D Calfee, US Geological Survey; Edward E Little, US Geological Survey; Holly Puglis, US Geological Survey; Erinn Beahan, US Geological Survey; Peter W. Sorensen, University of Minnesota

4:20 PM
Early Governmental Research and Promotion of Silver Carp and Bighead Carp Culture in the United States
Mike Freeze, Keo Fish Farm, Inc.; Anita Kelly, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Carole Engle, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Mike Armstrong, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; Andrew Mitchell, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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