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Cisco (Coregonus artedi) and bloater (Coregonus hoyi) culture manual

January 18, 2024

The primary objective of the Coregonine Research Program established at the U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science as mandated by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is to restore native coregonines, specifically Coregonus artedi (Lesueur, 1818; ciscoes) and Coregonus hoyi (Milner, 1874; bloaters) into Lake Ontario. This objective focuses on providing an alternative food source for top predators and improving the ecological function of Lake Ontario as it relates to native versus invasive species control. To complete this goal, hatchery techniques were developed to grow ciscoes and bloaters; these techniques are described in this standard operating manual.

Publication Year 2024
Title Cisco (Coregonus artedi) and bloater (Coregonus hoyi) culture manual
DOI 10.3133/tm2A20
Authors Marc A. Chalupnicki, Gregg E. Mackey, James E. McKenna
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 2-A20
Index ID tm2A20
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Great Lakes Science Center