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For Release: Monday, February 4, 2019

DEC to Host Informational Meeting on 2018 State of Skaneateles Lake Fisheries

The New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) announced today an informational meeting on the current state of Skaneateles Lake's fisheries on Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Homer Intermediate School auditorium, 58 Clinton Street, Homer, NY 13077.

At the meeting, DEC will present summaries of the latest available fisheries research and management strategies and actions on Skaneateles Lake, including future management of the recently established walleye population and contributions from the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program and Eastern Finger Lakes Angler Diary Cooperator Program. The formal presentation is expected to last approximately one hour. An informal question and answer session related to Skaneateles Lake fisheries will follow DEC's presentation.

Skaneateles Lake is one of the 11 Finger Lakes, a series of freshwater lakes in Central New York. Most of the lake is located within Onondaga County, with portions in Cayuga and Cortland counties. Skaneateles Lake is a popular destination for a variety of recreational activities and serves as a drinking water source for the city of Syracuse.

DEC annually stocks Skaneateles Lake with trout. An ongoing Angler Diary Cooperator Program for gamefish provides DEC Fisheries staff with useful data on population trends. Information on the Angler Diary Program and recent reports can be viewed on DEC's website. DEC is continually seeking new cooperators and interested volunteers are encouraged to contact the Region 7 Fisheries Office at (607) 753-3095 ext. 213 or fwfish7@dec.ny.gov.

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