Lake Erie Science Series: Fish
Learn more about Lake Erie fish with Tory Gabriel in this Lake Erie Science Series program on Tuesday, July 25 at 1:30 p.m. on the Train Station Patio.
Tory Gabriel is the Extension Program Leader for Ohio Sea Grant and also serves as Fisheries Educator. His responsibilities include managing and providing programmatic direction to the Extension side of Ohio Sea Grant, while also focusing on research, education and outreach on Lake Erie’s sustainable fisheries.
Gabriel interacts with a variety of Lake Erie stakeholders and often works with groups associated with sport fishing such as charter captains and fishing associations. Youth education is also prominent in his programming to help build the next generation of Lake Erie stewards.
Major outreach efforts include the annual Ohio Charter Captains Conference, 4-H Sea Camp on Kelleys Island, Lake Erie Sport Fishing course at Stone Lab and hands-on workshops at youth events including sport fishing and aquatic biology. He’s also involved with field research on fish populations for several wetland restoration projects in the Lake Erie watershed.
Gabriel offers presentations on Lake Erie’s critical issues, including aquatic invasive species prevention. Always clean, drain and dry all boats, trailers and equipment used in water and never release aquatic pets, plants or bait.
Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology and a master’s degree in life science education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He began his career as an Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator in 2008 and is currently based in the Ottawa County Extension Office in Oak Harbor.