Centennial Program on Roanoke River Fisheries Management

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Fisheries biologist Chad Thomas with striped bass. RALEIGH, N.C.  – The 2009 Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar series at the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education begins Feb. 11 with a program on fisheries management on the Roanoke River.

Dr. Joe Hightower, of the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at N.C. State University, will lead a program highlighting the latest fisheries research and management on the Roanoke River. He will be joined by Bob Graham of Dominion, a power company in Richmond, Va., along with Pete Kornegay and Chad Thomas from the Division of Inland Fisheries of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Topics will include recreational fishing on the river, hydroacoustic estimates of population size, monitoring of the spawning stock at Weldon and fish passage work for the American shad and American eel.

An American shad from fish passage research. The free presentation begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium and will be preceded with a networking session and refreshments, beginning at 3:30 p.m. These seminars are a partnership between the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program at N.C. State University and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. A free parking pass for the seminar is available upon request at (919) 707-0209 or centennialcenter [at] ncwildlife [dot] org.

The Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education is a free visitor and learning facility of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Located at 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, on the Centennial Campus of N.C. State University, interactive exhibits highlight Piedmont wildlife species and habitats. For more information, click here.