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Fisheries Management

The 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

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

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840