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A new signal processing system for inter-agency fisheries acoustic surveys in Lake Erie
†Donald W. Einhouse1†and Larry D. Witzel2
1New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
178 Point Drive North, Dunkirk, New York 14048
2Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
POB 429 Passmore Street, Port Dover, Ontario, CAN
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) Coordination Activities Program supported the purchase of a modern acoustic signal processing and data management system for ongoing, inter-agency fisheries acoustic surveys on Lake Erie. The new signal processing system, ECHOVIEW, is a product of the company SonarData. This project also supported ECHOVIEW training from the software developer for Messerís Einhouse and Witzel. We subsequently convened a workshop for members of the Lake Erie Forage Task Group to introduce ECHOVIEW software and its application to ongoing Lake Erie acoustic surveys.