At the Cornell Cooperative
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, Niagara County
The meeting is co-hosted by Niagara County Cooperative Extension and the Niagara County Sportfishery Development Board.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
DEC Training Academy
24 County Route 2A, Pulaski (the former Portly Angler Motel), Oswego County
The meeting is co-hosted by the Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Carlson Auditorium, in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science building (76-1125) on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, Monroe County
The meeting is co-hosted by RIT and the Monroe County Fishery Advisory Board
The annual State of Lake Ontario public meetings will be held in Oswego, Monroe and Niagara counties during March, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.
"In recent years, Lake Ontario anglers have experienced outstanding fishing on Lake Ontario and its tributaries, based on DEC's science-based management of the fisheries," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. "DEC's goal is to maintain Lake Ontario's high-quality angling opportunities and associated economic benefits. The State of Lake Ontario meetings provide an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the lake to interact with the scientists who study its fisheries."
Lake Ontario and its embayments and tributaries support thriving populations of fish, including a variety of trout and salmon, bass, walleye, yellow perch and panfish. New York's Lake Ontario waters comprise more than 2.7 million acres. A 2007 statewide angler survey estimated more than 2.6 million angler days were spent on Lake Ontario and major tributaries. The estimated value of these fisheries exceeded $112 million to the local New York economy.