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Post  Guest on February 5th 2008, 9:06 am

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Support Group Sponsors Great Lakes Fisheries Day March 1 at Buffalo State College

The Friends of the Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office (Friends), a support organization for the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lower Great Lakes Fishery Resources Office in Western New York, is again sponsoring a one-day program that will deliver both practical fishing skills and an appreciation for the hard science that affects the local fishery.

On Saturday, March 1, 2008 the second annual Great Lakes Fishery Day will be held at Buffalo State College. The event is scheduled from 9am – 3pm (registration begins at 8am) in Butler Library, Room 210. Free parking is available in Lots W (closest to Library), Y, U, and T. These lots are easily accessed by entering the campus at the Iroquois Drive entrance off Elmwood Avenue. For more information, including directions and a campus map, please visit www.buffalostate.edu (click on About Buffalo State; then Parking Map listed under Essentials). Featured speakers include:

• Rick Kustich, an expert fly fisherman who has fished our waters his entire life, and has written numerous books and magazine articles on flyfishing, will discuss fly fishing for bass, carp, and other species.

• Dave Tosetto, of the Niagara Diving Club, will share information about the adventures of diving and collecting sturgeon in the Niagara River with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

• Captain Terry Jones, of First Class Bass Charters and a full-time bass guide in Western NY, will present an overview of smallmouth and largemouth bass fishing opportunities in Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and Lake Ontario.

• Raymond Li, Fishery Biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will update attendees on dam removal and other habitat changes affecting the fishery.

• John Casselman, Ph.D., from Queen’s University, will present information on the effects of water level and climate changes on the fishery.

The day will cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 13 years of age. This includes attendance at all five speaker presentations, lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and one-year free membership to the Friends.

Last year’s program was a huge success. Do not miss this once a year opportunity to learn the secrets to becoming a better fisherman, to learn new fishing methods, and to learn about how global warming and other climate issues affect fishing in your part of the World.

You MUST pre-register for this event by February 25, 2008. Please contact Dave Whitt at 754-2133 or send a check (payable to “Friends of the Lower Great Lakes FRO”) to Dave at 702 Ridge Road, Lewiston, NY 14092. Be sure to include the names of those attending. If you have any questions, please contact Dave.

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