Objective 1: Determine the economic impact of cormorants, pelicans, and wading birds on different productions systems used in the catfish, baitfish, and crawfish industries.
Objective 2: Develop and evaluate tools and strategies for dispersing fish-eating birds from off-site roosts, loafing areas and aquaculture facilities.
Objective 3: Determine the role of American white pelicans in the epidemiology of Bolphorus trematodes at catfish facilities.
Objective 4: Develop methods for monitoring double-crested cormorant distribution and population growth.
Objective 5: Develop methods for managing breeding colonies of double-crested cormorant impacts to yellow perch fisheries in the Les Cheneaux Islands area of Michigan.