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.

February 5, 2013 - Author: Ron Kinnunen,

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.

Tags: fisheries & wildlife, invasive species, lakes, msu extension, natural resources, streams & watersheds

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