A tool for understanding likely fish passage and harvest management outcomes for alewife on the St. Croix River
Aquatic Ecosystem Health
The board intends to incorporate recently developed alewife population models into a user friendly, plain language tool depicting the theoretical outcomes of: i) changes in fish passage and ii) commercial harvest to alewife runs in the St. Croix River. The end-product will be a graphic web-based application that can inform future management scenarios by providing a clear communication platform to weigh the theoretical pros and cons of specific options. This project will use outcome assessment informed by the best available science, decisions, and the decision-making process, and will both actively involve and be communicated to both partners and stakeholders.