**ABSTRACT NOT FOR CITATION WITHOUT AUTHOR PERMISSION. The title, authors, and abstract for this completion report are provided below.  For a copy of the full completion report, or with questions, please contact the GLFC via email at stp@glfc.org or via telephone at 734-662-3209.**

 

Compilation and analysis of Lake Superior salmonines diets: a multi-agency collaboration

 

Thomas R. Hrabik2 , Bradley Ray2,6 , Donald R. Schreiner3, Mark P. Ebener4 and

Owen Gorman5

 

 

2Department of Biology, 211 Life Science, 10 Univ. Dr., Duluth, MN 55812

3Department of Natural Resources, 5351 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804

4 Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority, 179 W. Three Mile Road, Sault Ste. Marie,

MI 49783

5 USGS Great Lake Science Center, Lake Superior Biological Station, Ashland, WI

54806

6Current Address: College of Natural Resources, 100 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA

24060

 

December 2003

 

ABSTRACT:

 

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) Coordination Activities Program supported the purchase of a modern acoustic signal processing and data management system for ongoing, inter-agency fisheries acoustic surveys on Lake Erie. The new signal processing system, ECHOVIEW, is a product of the company SonarData. This project also supported ECHOVIEW training from the software developer for Messerís Einhouse and Witzel. We subsequently convened a workshop for members of the Lake Erie Forage Task Group to introduce ECHOVIEW software and its application to ongoing Lake Erie acoustic surveys.