Researchers from the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab at Carleton University are co-leading a project with University of Windsor and University of Manitoba that has received a $9.1 million CAD grant from Genome Canada to modernize freshwater fisheries assessment and management in Canada.

This project will refine environmental DNA techniques, allowing researchers to use a water sample to figure out what species of fish are in a water body as well as their abundance. It will also develop a fish health “chip,” by which researchers can take a tiny bit of fish tissue and quickly determine the health/condition of fish. These assessment tools have the potential to revolutionize fisheries management in Canada, which is home to millions of lakes.

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Stay tuned for more about this five year pan-Canadian project!

Monday, July 29, 2019 in , , ,
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