Fisheries Management program emphasizes both applied and basic research in
fisheries management and ecology, focusing on the problems and opportunities
facing fisheries management in the state and region.
The Fisheries Management program focuses on:
- Fisheries assessment in lentic and lotic systems
- Population and community dynamics
- Fisheries habitat
- Contaminants in fishes
- Species of special concern
Fisheries Resources in
Connecticut's aquatic resources are diverse and include marine, freshwater, anadromous, and catadromous fisheries. The Connecticut River supports popular striped bass, black bass, catfish, and shad fisheries. Smaller streams support both coldwater and warmwater fisheries. Warmwater and coolwater fish communities can be found in lakes and ponds throughout the state, and some coldwater fisheries exist. Long Island Sound supports important finfish and shellfish fisheries, both recreational and commercial.
Assistant Professor Jason Vokoun