PSMFC Projects

Chinese Mitten Crab

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I. Mitten Crab Outreach, Monitoring
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contacts: Robyn Draheim and Dr. Mark Sytsma, 503-725-3833
Funding: PSMFC and USFWS (Region 1)
2005 Progress Report

II. The Potential for Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contacts: Erik Hanson and Dr. Mark Sytsma, 503-725-3833
Funding: PSMFC and ADFG
2005 Final Report

III. Mitten Crab (Eriocheir spp.) Recruitment: Factors that Influence Larval Supply and Return to Settlement Sites
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contacts: Erik Hanson and Dr. Mark Sytsma, 503-725-3833
Funding: PSMFC and USFWS (Region 1)
2005 Final Report

Atlantic Salmon

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I. Atlantic Salmon Monitoring (Snorkel Survey), Washington State
Investigator: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contacts: Pam Meacham and Scott Smith
Funding: PSMFC and NOAA
2006 Progress Report

Green Crab

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I. Status of the European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) in California Estuaries
Investigator: Department of Environmental Science and Policy and Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
Contact: Ted Grosholz, phone: 530-752-9151, fax: 30-752-3350
Funding: PSMFC and NOAA
2003 Progress Report
2004 Progress Report
2006 Progress Report


II. European Green Crab Sampling Program for Oregon and Washington Summer 2002 to Present
Investigator: Zoology Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Contact: Sylvia Behrens Yamada, phone: 541-737-5345, fax: 541-737-0501
Funding: PSMFC and NOAA
2004 Progress Report
2005 Progress Report
2006 Progress Report


III. Green crab control methods: Evaluating factors important for eradication of Carcinus maenas
Investigators: C.E. de Rivera (PSU), G.M. Ruiz (SERC), E.D. Grosholz (UCAL DAVIS), M.D. Sytsma (PSU)
Contact: C.E. de Rivera, Portland State University, e-mail: derivera@pdx.edu
Funding: PSMFC and NOAA
2007 Progress Report

Zebra Mussel

I. Zebra Mussel Substrate Sampling
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contact: Dr. Mark Sytsma
Funding: BPA, PSMFC, and Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration
2005 Progress Report

II. Sampling for zebra mussels and other AIS at the trash racks at Bonneville, John Day, Ice Harbor, and Lower Granite Hydroelectric Projects in the Columbia and Snake Rivers
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contact: Dr. Mark Sytsma
Funding: NOAA Fisheries, PSMFC, and BPA
2005 Progress Report

III. Zebra Mussel Volunteer Monitoring Program in California
Investigator: Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University
Contact: Dr. Mark Sytsma, 503-725-3833
Funding: PSMFC and USFWS (USFWS Region 1)
2005 Final Report
2006 Progress Report

IV. Prospective Aquatic Nuisance Species Outreach Partners Columbia River Basin: A list of Marinas and other Water-related Businesses Within the United States Portion of the Columbia River Basin
Contact: William Zook; and Stephen Phillips
Funding: PSMFC, BPA and USFWS (USFWS Regions 1 and 6, CA/NV Operations Office)
2006 Report

Invasive Marine Seaweeds

I. Improving Understanding of Invasive Seaweeds in California’s Coastal Waters: Moving Beyond Caulerpa taxifolia.
Investigator: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton 92834-6850
Contact: Dr. Steven N. Murray, smurray@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU
Funding: PSMFC and NOAA
2007 Final Report

ANS Examples

Zebra Mussel

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(Dreissena polymorpha)

Zebra mussels have disrupted the traditional aquatic food chains of many inland lakes. Their voracious filter feeding depletes the availability of microscopic organisms that play a critical part in each lake’s ecological food web.