Dr. Carl Ruetz’s laboratory attended an Identification of Nongame Fish Species Workshop sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society on March 11, 2015 at Michigan State University. The course was instructed by Kevin Wehrly from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and comprised of lecture and hands-on learning of nongame fish species commonly found in Michigan. Emphasis was placed on learning characteristics to better identify the minnow, sucker, and darter families. Overall, the workshop provided a valuable opportunity to review and enhance identification skills of nongame fish in Michigan in preparation for the 2015 field season.
Graeme Zaparzynski, Andrya Whitten, & Travis Ellens (left to right)