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016-Lake Whitefish Natal Origin with Lydia Doerr

In this episode of The Fisheries Podcast I talk to Lydia Doerr, another graduate student from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. She is studying Lake Whitefish and trying to determine the natal origin of these fish using microchemistry and also attempting to validate the daily growth rings of larval Lake Whitefish otoliths. We talk about her project and a little about her background including a series of summers spent in New Zealand. Enjoy!


Main Point: Maintain the natural balance!


015-Lake Whitefish Early Life History with Andrew Ransom

This week I am joined by graduate student Andrew Ransom. He is attending the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and studying the early life history of Lake Whitefish. We talk about his work looking at spawning locations, spawning success, and larval sampling. He also roped one of his labmates in to coming on the podcast so we see who the real Lake Whitefish expert is. I hope that you enjoy this episode and listen next week to hear more about Lydia's work. Enjoy!


Main Point: Get Outside!


014-Great Lakes Fishery Commission with Dr. Marc Gaden

In this episode I speak with Dr. Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. We discuss this organization's founding, their work with invasive species, and how they are involved with fish management and research in the Great Lakes. 

Main Point: Once non-native fish are introduced, it is harder to get rid of them.


013 - Aquaculture and AFS Presidency with Jesse Trushenski

In this episode I talk with Jesse Trushenski, director of animal health and welfare for Evaqua Farms and its sister company Riverence. She is also the current president of the American Fisheries Society. We discuss her background, what she does in her daily job, and the future of AFS. 


Main Point: Share your passion!


012-Private Pond Management with Joshua Flowers

In this twelfth episode of the fisheries podcast I speak with Joshua Flowers, a U.S. Navy veteran. After serving his country on board USS Nimitz, the Navy's oldest and finest aircraft carrier, he went to school and got a degree in both wildlife and fisheries resources. He eventually got into the private sector and started his own private pond management business in the North Texas area. We talk about his service, his business, and his volunteering with the Texas Bass Brigades. 

Main Point: No two ponds are alike!


011 - Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation with Chris Horton

In this episode of The Fisheries Podcast I talk with Chris Horton of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation to hear a little about how the world of fisheries management and politics are intertwined and how he plays into it all. 

One Point: Use your voice and be engaged!


010-Halloween Stories and Download numbers

In this week's episode, I am flying solo. I begin by giving a brief recap of how the podcast has fared after releasing 10 episodes, giving download numbers and promoting the podcast as a great medium to broadcast your science. 

I then share some listeners' scary field experiences and a few of my own too. If you have any scary field experiences share them with me on twitter or facebook.

Main Point: wear you kill switch lanyard while motoring through Silver Carp infested waters


009-Undergraduate Experiences with Endora Roberts

This week I took a break from interviewing seasoned professionals in the field of fisheries to hear about the experience of one undergraduate student, Endora Roberts. We talk about her time as a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, as an intern with the Minnesota DNR, a volunteer at two museums in Chicago, and how she sees the field of fisheries as a future young professional. 

Main Point: Fish are awesome and deserve respect!


008-Native Fish Coalition with Co-Founder Bob Mallard

I chat with Bob Mallard about his passion for wild, self-sustaining fish populations and how that passion led him to co-founding the Native Fish Coalition.

Main Point: Native Fish First



007-Columbus Day #FishFacts and #FishFallacies with Dr. Christopher Kenaley

I invite Dr. Chris Kenaley on the podcast to talk about Columbus Day and how it relates to fish. In his second voyage, Columbus observed a unique fishing method used by the natives. Dr. Kenaley and I discuss that and other ancient beleifs associated with our topic fish. What is it? Listen and find out!

After listening, if you know of any #FishFacts or #FishFallacies, share them with me on facebook or twitter.