PROJECT GOAL: Develop an understanding of the economic impacts of damage
inflicted on aquaculture production systems by cormorants, pelicans,
wading birds, and waterfowl and develop tools and techniques for reducing
Objective 1: Determine economic impacts of fish-eating birds to commercial (e.g. aquaculture) and natural resources (e.g. fisheries).
Objective 2: Develop and evaluate tools and techniques (e.g. roost/loafing site dispersal, catfish culture practices, culling, egg-oiling, nest destruction) to reduce impacts of fish-
eating birds to commercial (e.g. aquaculture) and natural resources (fisheries, vegetation, co-nesting species).
Objective 3: Determine the role and impacts of fish-eating birds in the epidemiology of diseases impacting commercial (e.g. aquaculture) and natural resources (e.g. fisheries).
Objective 4: Develop methods and tools for monitoring distribution and population growth of fish-eating birds (e.g. aerial surveys, breeding surveys, telemetry) and evaluating response to management activities (population demographics and modeling).
Objective 5: Provide service assistance to stakeholders through consultations.
Goal and Objectives
MS, Field Station