Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting

Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting

First Call for Presentations


February 21-22, 2018

Blue Water Convention Center

800 Harker Street

Port Huron, MI 48060



We invite biologists, managers, researchers, students, natural resource law enforcement, commercial and recreational fishers, and the interested public to participate in the 6th Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting. The meeting will be held February 21-22 (two full days) at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Michigan.  A block of rooms at the adjacent Double Tree by Hilton is being held at the Federal Government Rate of $93/night through 2/7/18 and can be accessed by the following:


  • Phone the hotel directly at 810-984-8000.  Please mention group code FWS.
  • Or the general DoubleTree by Hilton reservation line at 1-855-610-TREE.  Please mention group code FWS.
  • Or by website at  And in the drop down “Add special rate code” then in the field “Group Code” enter FWS.


Purpose:  Provide a forum to foster communication and exchange of information relating to the study, management, and restoration of lake sturgeon in the Great Lakes basin, and to address selected emerging issues.


Included with this announcement is the Registration and Presentation Request Form.  Presentations on any pertinent subject are welcome and will be considered by the Steering Committee. Several topics of particular interest for this meeting have been identified by the Steering Committee.  They include but are not limited to; Stocking, Genetics, Telemetry, Fish Passage, Population Management and Outreach to name a few.  Registration and presentation information is due January 10, 2018.  Presenters will be notified by January 22, 2018 regarding selection for oral presentations and will provide additional preparation and submission instructions for presenters at that time.  All oral presentations not selected for the listed or general sessions will be welcome as poster presentations.


Additional instructions for presenters, a detailed meeting agenda, and further descriptions of discussion group topics will be sent in future mailings.  This and future meeting notices also will be posted on the Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Web Page at  Proceedings from previous meetings can be found on this web page as well.


Like prior meetings, the 2018 meeting is funded by the Great Lake Fishery Trust ( and organized by members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Committee with assistance from a steering committee of partner agency and organization representatives from across the region.  Additional questions may be directed to James Boase at 248.894.7594 or at


Steering Committee:   

Henry Quinlan (USFWS-Ashland)            Rob Elliott (USFWS-Green Bay)

Jim Boase (USFWS-Alpena)                  Dimitry Gorsky (USFWS-Buffalo)

Ed Baker (Michigan DNR)                      Eric Weimer (Ohio DNR)           

Dawn Dittman (USGS)                           Mike Donofrio (Wisconsin DNR)

Tim Haxton (Ontario MNRF)                   Marty Holtgren (Holtgren LLC)

Rich Drouin (Ontario MNRF)                   Tom Pratt (DFO Canada)

 Nancy Auer (Michigan Tech)