How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR


Tuesday, June 7, 2016
12:19 p.m. - 12:19 p.m. PDT

Mt. Vernon, WA, United States

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This 1-day training will demonstrate the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s methods for conducting beach surveys and processing samples for Surf Smelt and Sand Lance spawn.  The training will include a classroom component with a presentation and hands-on demonstration of lab techniques. It will also include a field component with a demonstration and time to practice field collection and sample processing. The training is specifically designed for biologists who need to conduct forage fish surveys for regulatory purposes, such as to comply with the conditions of a WDFW, DNR, or ACoE permit. At the conclusion of training, participants will have knowledge of forage fish survey techniques and reporting requirements.

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Phillip Dionne

Confirmed Speaker

Phillip Dionne is a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Habitat Science Team. His current research interests are monitoring effects of shoreline modification on nearshore habitat, identifying and assessing the distribution and characteristics of forage fish spawning habitat, assessing new methods of detecting forage fish spawn, and ... Read More