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GLIN==> Bullhead Workshop - February 14-15, 2006



Hello All,

Pennsylvania Sea Grant, EPA, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a conference dedicated to the development of standardized criteria for assessing brown bullheads in Areas of Concern.  The conference will take place February 14-15, 2006 in Erie, PA.  For more details see the below announcement or contact Pennsylvania Sea Grant Extension Director, Eric Obert, via phone at (814) 217-9018 or e-mail at eco1@psu.edu.

Please pass this announcement on to anyone you feel would be interested.

Thank You!




Development of Standardized Criteria for the Assessment of Brown Bullhead Lesions and Deformities in Areas of Concern
 
Sponsored by:
Pennsylvania Sea Grant, USEPA GLNPO, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
 
 
Dates:                          February 14-15, 2006
                                   
 
Location:                     Tom Ridge Environmental Center
                                    Presque Isle State Park
                                    301 Peninsula Drive
                                    Erie, PA 16505
 
This two-day workshop is the third in a series focused on the ?Fish Tumors or Other Deformities? beneficial-use impairment and studies of the Presque Isle Bay Area of Concern (AOC).  Participants will discuss and finalize standardized protocols for assessing liver and external lesions on brown bullhead catfish, evaluate reference lesion rate data for Lake Erie, and review proposed delisting targets for the Presque Isle Bay AOC.
 
For more information or to register, contact Pennsylvania Sea Grant Extension Director -Eric Obert via phone at (814) 217-9018 or e-mail at eco1@psu.edu.
 
Additional details will be posted on the Pennsylvania Sea Grant Web site (under current events) soon!  http://pennstatebehrend.psu.edu/seagrant

Sean D. Rafferty
Lake Erie Coastal Outreach Specialist
Pennsylvania Sea Grant
Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 3
Erie, PA 16505
Ph:     814-217-9013
Fax:    814-217-9021