Practical Water Wisdom: How the State Determines Fish Management Strategies, Including Stocking

Join us for this online Itasca Water Wisdom webinar on how Minnesota determines fish management strategies, including stocking. The presenter will be Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries Specialist Don Schreiner, a fisheries biologist with more than 35 years of experience managing fisheries in Minnesota, the last 25 years working on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. 

Almost every angler and property owner has an opinion on how the fisheries in their lake of interest should be managed. In many cases, those opinions are extremely variable. Don’s presentation will describe how fish populations in Minnesota lakes are managed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources uses a science-based approach to make management decisions based on the status of the present fish community, fish population structure and abundance, historical trends, lake habitat type and public input. Information will be provided that discusses the various aspects of fish stocking programs, why stocking may be desirable and why it may not. The need for long-term management and protection of lake habitats and water quality will be discussed as it is the key to healthy fish populations.

Don Schreiner - Fisheries Specialist, Minnesota Sea Grant

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Noon to 1:00 p.m. CT

Registration is required to attend this virtual event.

Event sponsors
Practical Water Wisdom: a virtual learning series is presented by Itasca Waters with support from:

John A. Downing, director, Minnesota Sea Grant.

Image credit: Don Schreiner/MNSG