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 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.
Goal and Objectives
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