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Eugene C. Braig IV - Assistant Director, F. T. Stone Laboratory

Interview by Joe Cornwall

Audio Editing and Production by Jim Stuard

 

Eugene grew up fishing the Great Lakes watershed with his grandfather. Currently the Assistant Director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and F.T. Stone Laboratory, Eugene is a fisheries biologist by trade.  He holds his BS in Environmental Education and MS in Fisheries Management from OSU's School of Environment and Natural Resources. He is active with the American Fisheries Society, served as President of its Ohio Chapter in the 2006 term, and continues to be a member of its Stewardship Committee. Eugene also holds memberships with the Ohio Fish & Wildlife Management Association, the Council of Great Lakes Research Managers, and the Society of Wetland Scientists; is a Trustee and occasional elected officer of The Ohio Smallmouth Alliance (a citizen conservation group); and is Faculty Co-Advisor to TerrAqua, the student chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society at OSU. In addition to a passion for fish, fishes, fishing, and fisheries, he is an avid amateur/semiprofessional classical musician, a regular member of a couple chamber ensembles, and serves as Artistic Director of the Columbus Guitar Society’s concert series. …And his wife and two children like to fish too!

Created in 1895 and located on Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is the nation's oldest freshwater biological field station and the Island Campus of The Ohio State University.  The F.T. Stone Laboratory is instrumental in providing detailed scientific research for the effective management of the Great Lakes fishery, and of Lake Erie in particular.  Join the Fly Fish Ohio team as we discuss the current state of the Lake Erie ecosystem and explore some of the issue facing the future of this fabulous lake.  From perch to steelhead and from smallmouth to walleye, if you're planning on fishing Lake Erie you need to listen to this program.  For more information on Lake Erie, and especially on the amazing steelhead fishery located near Cleveland, be sure to visit the Cleveland Metroparks blog.  You may also want to visit the following sites:

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