**ABSTRACT NOT FOR CITATION WITHOUT AUTHOR PERMISSION.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.**


A new signal processing system for inter-agency fisheries acoustic surveys in Lake Erie


Donald W. Einhouse1and Larry D. Witzel2



1New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

178 Point Drive North, Dunkirk, New York 14048


2Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

POB 429 Passmore Street, Port Dover, Ontario, CAN

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December 2003




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.