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For Release: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DEC Announces Fish Management Workshop

Meeting to Focus on Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River Fisheries

A Lake Erie - Upper Niagara River Fish Management Workshop will be held at
Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday, June 21 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation announced today.

"DEC is committed to sound management of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River
fisheries to maintain high-quality angling opportunities and associated economic benefits," said
DEC Regional Fisheries Manager Mike Clancy. "This workshop provides an excellent
opportunity for individuals interested in the lake to interact with the scientists who study its
fisheries."

The free workshop will take place at Woodlawn Beach State Park's pavilion, and will
begin with DEC biologists presenting fish aging demonstrations. This presentation will be
followed by a series of five presentations on Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River. The
workshop will conclude with questions and open discussion.

Key members of Lake Erie and Niagara River's fisheries management and research
community will present on inter-agency Lake Erie fisheries management, commercial fishing,
trends in Lake Erie's fish community, new muskellunge research and habitat initiatives on the
Niagara River.

This workshop is sponsored by DEC's Lake Erie Fisheries Unit and Region 9 Fisheries
offices. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this free event and registration is not required.

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