MSU researchers working on a natural repellent for sea lamprey control

Blocking certain streams with lampricides will cause sea lamprey to avoid waterways and effectively eliminate concentrated populations of sea lampreys.

At the recent Michigan Fish Producers Association Annual Conference in Traverse City, Michigan Sea Grant Extension conducted a daylong educational workshop that included a look at the use of repellant for sea lamprey control. Jason Bals, of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU), made a presentation on this topic and efforts to control one of the most destructive invasive species in the Great Lakes. Jason is working with Mike Wagner at 517-353-5485.

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