Lamprey Biology and Implications for Fisheries Managers Part 1

Lampreys provide unique challenges to fishery managers; both in terms of management to restore native lampreys and efforts to eradicate invasive sea lamprey in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  A more thorough understanding of lamprey biology is needed to understand their ontogeny, physiology, behavior, ecology, and population dynamics.  This symposium strives to review information on lamprey biology and its relevance to fish managers, provide updates on lamprey research conducted worldwide, and stimulate exchange of information among lamprey researchers and managers.  A primary objective is to encourage comparison of the biology of various forms (e.g., anadromous, adfluvial, parasitic, non-parasitic) and their role in a variety of ecosystems (e.g., as freshwater residents, marine parasites, Great Lakes invaders, etc.).    This symposium will be of value to participants from a broad range of disciplines (not only lamprey enthusiasts!) as it seeks to reveal commonalities in lamprey biology, conservation, and management among systems throughout the United States and worldwide.
Mary L. Moser, Bianca Streif and John Hume
Bianca Streif and Julie Hinderer
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