The Research Vessel Kiyi on a Research Cruise in 2011
The R/V Kiyi, based in Bayfield, Wisconsin, was built in 1999 and currently operates on Lake Superior. The Kiyi conducts fish stock assessment, fisheries research, and habitat monitoring, particularly in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior. The Kiyi uses trawls and gillnets to annually sample prey fish populations and to track progress in the sustainability of lake trout populations. The Kiyi is also used to collect fish and environmental samples for a wide spectrum of studies, including contaminant monitoring. The Kiyi can be at sea fourteen days with sleeping accommodations for nine people. The Kiyi has a full galley and three heads with showers.