Production, fish health surveillance, and research at Northeast Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) facilities to support restoration of sustainable coregonid populations in Lake Ontario

Contributing Authors

Mike Millard (USFWS,, Larry Miller (USFWS), John Coll (USFWS)


Capacity to rear 250,000 spring yearling coregonine species at NEFC- Lamar, and capacity to rear up to a half million spring yearling coregonine species at Allegheny NFH
Initiation of a Cisco and Bloater stocking program in Lake Ontario for restoration purposes
Experience and improved techniques for captive propagation of coregonine species in USFWS facilities
Enhanced collaboration between USFWS, USGS, and Ontario MNRF, resulting in a funded experimental study on nutritional needs of domestic bloater broodstock
Enhanced experience in fish health protocols for coregonines, as well as an evolving histological catalog

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Restoration Framework Phase

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