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Modeling Potential Effects of Bighead and Silver Carp on Great Lakes Food Webs

"Modeling Potential Effects of Bighead and Silver Carp on Great Lakes Food Webs"discusses the threat of an Asian Carp invasion to the Great Lakes. Bighead and Silver Carp are voracious plankton feeders, making them a threat to the Great Lakes. Their diet and feeding habits have the potential to disrupt food webs. This webinar will address how an invasion could impact food webs and the economy. Presented by Dr. Doran Mason, Dr. Ed Rutherford, Dr. Hongyan Zhang and Jenny Apriesnig (Recorded live March 28, 2017)

 


Binational Risk Assessment on Grass Carp

"Binational Risk Assessment on Grass Carp" discusses the results of the recently released risk assessment. Grass Carp have been captured in Lakes Erie, Ontario and Michigan and the ecological consequences of an establishment could be extreme in the next 50 years. Lisa Jones presents on findings. She is a visiting fellow with Fisheries and Oceans Canada working for the Asian Carp program in the role of researcher and manager of the risk assessment. (Recorded live March 06, 2017)

Grass Carp Initiatives in Ohio

"Grass Carp Initiatives in Ohio" is an overview of  the current status of Grass Carp in Ohio waters and what Ohio is doing to address this issueJohn Navarro is the Aquatic Invasive Species Program Administrator with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. He is the past Chair of the Great Lakes Panel (GLP) and is currently the chair of the GLP Grass Carp Ad Hoc Committee.  (Recorded live January 25, 2017)

 


"Confused with Carp" ID and Reporting

"Confused with Carp: ID and Reporting" is an overview of how to tell native fish apart from Asian carps, and how to report Asian carps if you do find one. Brook Schryer, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Liaison with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, will teach you about the main identification features of Asian carps and the species that get confused with carp! He will also walk you through how to report any invasive species using the Invading Species Hotline and EDDMapS Ontario. (Recorded live September 30, 2016)

 

Asian Carp 101

This “Asian Carp 101” webinar recording describes the four species of Asian carps that have invaded the United States waterway systems and now threaten the Great Lakes. Becky Cudmore, Senior Science Advisor and manager of the Asian Carp Program at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), discusses the biology of these invasive fishes and the risk they pose to Canadian waters. Becky also describes DFO’s Asian Carp Program and what is being done to protect the Canadian Great Lakes from this threat. (Recorded live on October 9, 2014)

 

Multi-jurisdictional Approach to Asian carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System

The second webinar recording in our Asian Carp Canada series describes the “Multi-jurisdictional Approach to Asian carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System”. Kevin Irons, Aquaculture and Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources talks about why Asian carps are an issue in the U.S. and why stakeholders are “doing battle” with them in Illinois. He describes the efforts underway across the Great Lakes in Monitoring and Response including information on the Chicago Area Waterways, the USACE electric barriers and Asian carp population controls currently being used. Kevin also discusses the development of partnerships across geographic borders regarding information sharing, techniques, expertise and mutual aid agreements. (Recorded live on November 12, 2014)

Overview of Canada's Asian Carp Early Detection Monitoring Program

The third webinar recording in the Asian Carp Canada series describes an “Overview of Canada’s Asian Carp Early Detection Monitoring Program”. David Marson, an aquatic science biologist with the Asian Carp Program at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has extensive fisheries field sampling experience working at the Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Science. David’s presentation focuses on the early detection monitoring component of DFO’s Asian Carp Program. The selection process for locations that will be used as early detection sites is discussed, as well as the variety of traditional and non-traditional fishing gears and deployment methods currently being used to target Asian carps. A review of the 2013 catch data, and a brief summary of 2014 sampling, is also covered. (Recorded live on November 25, 2014)

Canadian Research in Support of Asian Carp Management

The fourth webinar recording in the Asian Carp Canada series describes “Canadian Research in Support of Asian Carp Management”. Nicolas Mandrak, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto discusses how Canada and the United States are working collaboratively to combat the spread of Asian carps through research. But how can Canada contribute to research on Asian Carps if they are not currently established in Canada? Nick talks about research that is being done in support of Asian carp management without putting Canada’s aquatic ecosystems at risk. Topics include computer-based research on the potential spread, spawning, and impacts of bigheaded carps in the Great Lakes that was contributed by Canadian researchers in a recent binational risk assessment. Nick also discusses current Canadian research being conducted to better understand how fishes move through canals, an important pathway for invasive fishes, and how fish movement could be controlled if required. (Recorded live on December 3, 2014))


Environmental DNA Monitoring for Detecting Invasive Species in Ontario Waterways

The fifth webinar recording in the Asian Carp Canada series describes “Environmental DNA Monitoring for Detecting Invasive Species in Ontario Waterways”. Dr. Chris Wilson is a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), and runs the province’s Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation research unit at Trent University. He oversees the MNRF’s Fisheries Genetics lab, as well as the provincial research hatchery. Chris discusses how early detection of aquatic invasive species is essential for developing and implementing rapid response strategies. He describes how environmental DNA (eDNA) detection provides a sensitive method for targeted early detection of aquatic invasive species and can be especially valuable in detecting Asian carps in non-native waterways. (Recorded live on January 19, 2016))


Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Asian Carp Program - Where Are We Now 

The sixth webinar recording in the Asian Carp Canada series describes “Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Asian Carp Program - Where Are We Now” an update on Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Asian Carp Program.  Hear about the activities being done by the Program to prevent the introduction and establishment of Asian carps in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes.  Becky Cudmore, Asian Carp Program manager and Senior Advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Burlington will highlight some of the Program’s achievements as well as some lessons learned.  The Program had a busy summer in 2015 with several Grass Carp captures and Becky will provide an update on those specimens. (Recorded live on February 18, 2016))

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Sign up to our Invasive Species mailing list and get a personal invitation to register for future webinars in the Asian Carp Canada Series. These webinars will highlight various aspects of the work being done with regards to monitoring for Asian carps in Canadian waters and preventing their introduction, and the research being conducted in support of Asian Carp Management. These webinars will be presented by researchers, scientists and biologists who are experts in their fields of work with Asian carp.