Northwest Ohio (District 2) Fish Management
Initiatives and Accomplishments
- Continue to proceed with plans to remove the Ballville Dam on the Sandusky River.
- Implement plans to remove the German Farm Dam on the Auglaize River.
- Implement plans to improve the water quality and habitat in Middle Harbor, Lake Erie.
- Press for new laws to prevent the introduction and spreading of aquatic invasive spacies (AIS) through ballast water.
- Work with other agencies to develop a barrier that would prevent the spread of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.
- Developed a successful egg treatment to kill Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) and other viruses to keep them out of our hatcheries, and to allow us to collect gametes for hatchery production.
- Developed and implemented a disinfection protocol for survey equipment and boats to prevent the spread of AIS.
- Completed a Phase 1 environmental assessment and initiated a Phase 2 environmental assessment on the Darr property, located on the Sandusky River in Fremont, which was offered to the Division of Wildlife as a donation.
- Enter into Fishing Agreements on new upground reservoirs in the Cities of Fremont and Lima which will provide new fishing opportunities.
- Use fisheries monitoring data to evaluate other potential fish harvest regulations on our inland lakes.
- Generate reports for the benefit of our anglers and partners, such as cities under Fishing Agreements, using fisheries monitoring data to foster better relationships with our partners and improve angler success.
- Completed the construction of the Huron Fishing and Boating Access
- Partnered with the City of Findlay to improve the boat ramp at Findlay Reservoir 2, and construct a new boat ramp at Findlay Reservoir 1.
- Added another accessible platform to the breakwall at Mazurik Access.
- Implemented new crappie harvest regulation on selected inland lakes based on information from fisheries monitoring.
- Updated nearly half of the District 2 lakes maps that will be posted on the Division's web page.
- Closed on a new lake donation in Paulding County Wayne Carr Lake.
- Made some substantial improvements in the fisheries content of the Division's web page. (specifics?)