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2023 Great Lakes Conference: Managing Fisheries and Exploring Islands

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 33rd Annual Great Lakes conference will feature two themes with three presentations per theme as well as a panel discussion with Q/A from participants. The themes are Fisheries Management in the Great Lakes and Great Lakes Islands. The day will also feature a presentation on PFAS in Great Lakes Fish. The conference is sponsored by Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Institute of Water Research, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, and MSU Extension. Support is provided by US Geological Survey Water Resources Research Program. The conference is free to attend.


Heather Triezenberg, Michigan Sea Grant
Jim Bence, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
Jay Wesley, Fisheries Division, Lake Michigan Basin Coordinator, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Matt Faust, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Sandusky Fisheries Research Station, Sandusky, Ohio
Justin Chiotti, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Detroit River Substation, Gibraltar
Daniele Miranda, Departments of Physics and Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Bretton Joldersma, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Matt Preisser, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Lansing
Josh Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI), Michigan State University Extension, Lansing
Peter Huston, Great Lakes Islands Alliance, Stewardship Network




Eastern Standard Time Zone GA


Lois Wolfson