Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wisconsin Fishery Project

Development of a genetic linkage map for cisco to facilitate integrated studies of adaptive managment

July 2017 - March 2018


Participating Agencies

  • Great Lakes Science Center

Management agencies across the Great Lakes are taking advantage of the declines in the abundance of non-native forage species to try and restore a native forage base. Coregonines are an important part of the native food web. Broodstock for Cisco (Coregonus artedi) are being developed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Understanding how the environment in a hatchery and in the wild will affect cisco morphology is important for the development of a broodstock and the success of any stocking program. An important component of studies designed to understand adaptive diversity in captive and wild stocks is a linkage map. This project will produce a linkage map that can be used in planned and ongoing projects to understand adaptive diversity of coregonines across the Great Lakes.