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Warnell School researchers receive $149K state funding

Cecil Jennings, head of the Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and an adjunct professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and fellow Warnell researchers Bynum Boley, Brian Irwin and Nate Nibbelink received $149,193 from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to formulate a trout management strategy in Georgia. The overarching goal of their project is to increase both the amount and usability of socioecological information available to managers when making decisions about the management of fisheries. The team will evaluate angler preferences for trout fishing in Georgia waters while also working to conserve trout habitats and protect wild stocks of fish.

This research, which will also be used to train graduate students, will ultimately help managers make important decisions about fishing regulation and how and when to stock fish.