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For Release: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DEC Announces 2nd Annual Fish Management Workshop

Meeting to Focus on Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River Fisheries

The second annual Lake Erie - Upper Niagara River Fish Management Workshop will be held at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

"DEC is committed to sound management of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries to maintain high-quality angling opportunities and their associated economic benefits as highlighted by Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative," DEC Regional Director Abby Snyder said. "This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the lake to interact with the scientists who study its fisheries."

Key members of Lake Erie and Niagara River's fisheries management and research community will present on Lake Erie fisheries management, including steelhead studies, walleye status, fish passage for the Springville Dam, and habitat initiatives on the Niagara River.

The free, informational workshop, sponsored by DEC's Lake Erie Fisheries Unit and Region 9 Fisheries offices, will take place at Woodlawn Beach State Park, and will begin with informal discussion, poster exhibits and DEC biologists presenting fish aging demonstrations. This will be followed by a series of presentations on Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River. The workshop will conclude with questions and open discussion. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this free event; registration is not required.

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