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DEPLOYMENT OF A SYNTHESIZED PHEROMONE FOR LAMPREY CONTROL

We have shown that 3-keto Petromyzonol sulfate (3kPZS), a pheromone   component initially thought to only induce robust behaviors in   mature female sea lampreys, also attracts immature females and is   effective through the migratory period.  We now hypothesize that   3kPZS is a pheromone component that induces long distance rheotaxis   in spawning-phase females (both mature and immature) over hundreds   of meters and can be used to aggregate them into traps.  Our goal is   to conduct hypothesis-driven and management-driven research to yield   explicit and versatile protocols directly transferable to control   agents describing when and where to use 3kPZS to lure additional   females into barrier-integrated trapping systems.  Management-scale   field trials will be conducted in 2  lamprey-infested streams to   test the efficacy of 3kPZS to direct females into traps.  Barrier-  integrated trapping systems will be the platform on which 3kPZS-  baited trapping is tested.  Absolute capture rate and capture   efficiency of females will be determined and compared to untreated   traps within streams and historical data.  Physical, chemical, and   biological data will be evaluated as potential explanatory variables   of 3kPZS effectiveness.  Experiments will be conducted in close   collaboration with control agents where the PI will train crews of   control agents to bait traps with 3kPZS and collect data.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Roger BergstedtResearcher
Associated with 7 projects
Nicholas JohnsonPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 4 projects
Weiming LiResearcher
Associated with 6 projects
Michael WagnerResearcher
Associated with 6 projects
Todd SteevesResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
Michael TwoheyResearcher
Associated with 3 projects
Sang-Seon YunResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
Michael SiefkesResearcher
Associated with 2 projects
Agencies
Great Lakes Fishery Commission $ 137,782.00USDActual

Funding 54 projects for a total of $5,089,137.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
St. Marys River
State Province
Michigan
Quebec
Purpose of Project
Resource Management
Data Availability
Digital
Region Being Monitored
Tributary Mouth
Resource Being Monitored
Fisheries
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Control And Mitigation
Integrated Control Strategy
Prevention and Introduction
Establishment of International Protocols
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Monitoring
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
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    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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