Report from the Workshop on Coregonine Restoration Science

Open-File Report 2017-1081
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Great Lakes fishery managers have the opportunity and have expressed interest in reestablishing a native forage base in the Great Lakes consisting of various forms and species within the genus Coregonus. This report summarizes the proceedings of a workshop focused on a subset of the genus, and the term “coregonines” is used to refer to several species of deepwater ciscoes (also known as “chubs”) and the one more pelagic-oriented cisco species (Coregonus artedi, also known as “lake herring”). As the principal conservation agency for the United States Government, the Department of Interior has unique and significant authorities and capacities to support a coregonine reestablishment program in the Great Lakes. To identify and discuss key uncertainties associated with such a program and develop a coordinated approach, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the principal Department of the Interior bureaus to address Great Lakes fishery issues, held the first of a series of workshops on coregonine science in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 11–13, 2016. Workshop objectives were to identify (1) perceived key uncertainties associated with coregonine restoration in the Great Lakes and (2) DOI capacities for addressing these key uncertainties.

Suggested Citation

Bronte, C.R., Bunnell, D.B., David, S.R., Gordon, Roger, Gorsky, Dimitry, Millard, M.J., Read, Jennifer, Stein, R.A., and Vaccaro, Lynn, 2017, Report from the Workshop on Coregonine Restoration Science: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1081, 23 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword 
  • Acknowledgments 
  • Workshop Introduction
  • Theme I. Setting the Stage 
  • Theme II. Genetics
  • Theme III. Ecology
  • Theme IV. Propagation 
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1: Team Charter
  • Appendix 2: Workshop Agenda
  • Appendix 3: Workshop Participants 
  • Appendix 4: Summary of Participant Feedback Survey
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Report from the Workshop on Coregonine Restoration Science
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1081
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171081
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description vi, 23 p.
Public Comments Convened by the Coregonid Steering Committee, with membership from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey, on October 11–13, 2016
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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