Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Native Fish

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Date published: January 6, 2021
Status: Active

Database and web application for invasive carp catch data (Illinois River Catch Database)

Four types of invasive carp are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade. To prevent the spread of invasive carp into the Great Lakes, the multi-agency Asian Carp Regional...

Date published: January 6, 2021
Status: Active

Database and web application for invasive carp telemetry data (FishTracks)

Four types of invasive carp fish species, are currently found in the United States: black, grass, silver, and bighead carps. These species are fast growing, prolific feeders that out-compete native fish species and drastically alter the natural ecosystems they invade. To prevent the spread of invasive carp into the Great Lakes, the multi-agency Asian Carp...

Date published: April 3, 2020
Status: Active

Environmental DNA (eDNA) Data Management

The environmental DNA (eDNA) samples collected, processed, and sequenced by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) and partner agencies are being archived in a cloud-based database application. Consolidating eDNA data will significantly improve researchers and managers ability to visualize, analyze, and integrate sequence data as a monitoring and early detection system for...

Contacts: Chris M Merkes
Date published: January 21, 2020
Status: Active

Invasive Carp Control: Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is being evaluated as a chemical control for invasive carps. Recent work involves investigations on the effectiveness of CO2 as a tool to limit range expansion by blocking upstream migrations (behavioral deterrent) and manage existing populations (lethal control). Data generated from these studies are intended to inform resource managers decisions...

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: January 9, 2018
Status: Completed

Method Transfer Study for the Analytical Method to Determine 17-Amethyltestosterone Concentrations in Fish Feed

The results from this study will provide data that is necessary to support the potential approval of a drug that will allow producers to raise fish more efficiently.

Contacts: Jeff Meinertz
Date published: January 9, 2018
Status: Completed

Evaluation of the efficacy and impact on animal safety when using AQUI-S® 20E (10% eugenol) to sedate cool and warm freshwater-reared finfish during transport

The results from this study will provide data that is necessary to support the potential approval of a sedative that will allow hatcheries to transport fish more efficiently. 

Contacts: Aaron Cupp
Date published: January 9, 2018
Status: Completed

Eugenol total residue depletion from the skin-on fillet tissue of rainbow trout exposed to 14C labeled Aqui-S® 20E

The results from this study will provide the base for future human food safety studies that are required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve an immediate release fish sedative.  These data will support the potential approval of an immediate release fish sedative that can be efficiently used by fishery managers throughout the U.S.

Contacts: Jeff Meinertz
Date published: January 9, 2018
Status: Completed

Determining exposure parameters that maximize eugenol residues in the fillet tissue and determining the sample times that will adequately characterize the depletion of eugenol residues from the fillet tissue of rainbow trout exposed to AQUI-S® 20E

The results from this study will provide the base for future human food safety studies that are required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve an immediate release fish sedative.  These data will support the potential approval of an immediate release fish sedative that can be efficiently used by fishery managers throughout the U.S.

Contacts: Jeff Meinertz
Date published: January 9, 2018
Status: Completed

Depletion of emamectin benzoate residues from the fillet tissue of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) treated with SLICE®-medicated feed in recirculating and flow-through aquaculture systems

The results from this study may lead to an expansion of the SLICE® label allowing for treatment of freshwater-reared fish infested with copepods.  Label expansion would enhance production on hatcheries throughout the United Sates.

Date published: July 20, 2017
Status: Active

Distribution and Controls Over Habitat and Food Web Structures and Processes in Great Lakes Estuaries

Rivermouth ecosystems, or freshwater estuaries, are the focus of human and wildlife interactions with the Great Lakes. They are highly valued as the region’s urban, industrial, shipping and recreational centers; and home to recreational harbors, wildlife viewing and production, beaches and urban riverfronts. Rivermouths are also both the mixing zones where nutrients from upstream watersheds...

Date published: July 18, 2017
Status: Active

River Productivity

Biological production represents the total amount of living material (biomass) that was produced during a defined period of time. This production is important because some of it is used for food and some is valued for recreation, it is a direct measure of total ecosystem processes, and it sustains biological diversity. Production is a measure of energy flow, and is therefore a natural currency...

Date published: May 23, 2017
Status: Active

Field Effectiveness of 35% PEROX-AID® (Hydrogen Peroxide) to Reduce Gyrodactylus sp. Infestation Density in Coolwater and Warmwater Finfish

Impact of UMESC Science

The results from this study may lead to an expansion of the 35% PEROX-AID® label allowing for the use of the drug to control coolwater and warmwater finfish mortality associated with a parasitic infestation.  Label expansion would enhance coldwater finfish production on all hatcheries throughout the United Sates.