Bay of Quinte Rare Fishes
Project Title
Movements of Rare Fishes in the Bay of Quinte
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Project Duration
April 2015 - March 2020
Project Description
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Lake Ontario Management Unit) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (New York Field Office) are interested in learning more about the movements of species such as American Eels, Muskellunge and Lake Sturgeon in and out of the Bay of Quinte system. Since June 2015, OMNRF has worked with the Dr. Bruce Tufts (Freshwater Fisheries Conservation lab at Queen’s University) and Dr. Mark Ridgway (OMNRF) to deploy and maintain receiver arrays throughout the Bay of Quinte and eastern Lake Ontario. USFWS has deployed and maintained a VPS reciever array during the fall of 2016 and 2017 upstream of the Iroquois Water Control Structure in the St. Lawrence River.
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