Esocid Technical Committee

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  • To encourage and coordinate research leading to the development of functional management strategies toward the wise use of esocid stocks
  • To advance the knowledge of esocid ecology
  • To improve culture techniques
  • To provide a forum in which pertinent data and technologies can be exchanged within the scientific community and among user groups

The Esocid Technical Committee is seeking applications for a student travel grant, The Esocid Award

Details for this travel grant are available HERE.

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of completed applications by the ETC Scholarship Chair is January 20, 2022 to be eligible for the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference and June 1, 2023 to be eligible for the National AFS Meeting.

E-mail application materials to: Jordan Weeks at [email protected] with the subject line “Esocid travel award application”.


Current-Chair Jordan Weeks with a beautiful Wisconsin muskie

ChairJordan Weeks, from Wisconsin DNR

Chapter Representatives

Dakotas: Brian Blackwell  Minnesota: Mike Habrat 
Illinois: Joe Parkos Missouri: Mike Anderson
Indiana: Nick Haunert
Nebraska: Keith Koupal 
Iowa: Jonathan Meerbeek  Ohio: Curt Wagner 
Kansas: Micah Davis
Michigan:  Addie Dutton Wisconsin: Jordan Weeks 
Southern Division Rep:  Jeff Hansbarger  

2019 Joint Meeting of the Centrarchid, Esocid, and Walleye Technical Committees – NCDAFS

Meeting notes are HERE


State and Provincial Reports:

2022 State Updates HERE

2020 State Updates HERE

2019 State Updates HERE

2018 State / Provincial Updates HERE

2007-2008 Ed Braun, Indiana 2014-2015 Dave Kittaka, Indiana
2008-2009 Jim Diana, Michigan 2015-2017 Cory Kovacs, Michigan
2009-2010 Rod Pierce, Minnesota  2017-2018  Janice Kerns, Ohio
2010-2012 Jonathan Meerbeek, Iowa  2018-2019 Keith Koupal, Nebraska
2012-2014 Dave Woods, Missouri 2020 – 2021 Addie Dutton, Michigan



2018 Missouri Muskie Management Plan


The ETC approved the following document at a 2017 Meeting: History and By-Laws of the ETC

List of presentations in past Symposia can be accessed here:

1991: Northern Pike Ecology and Management

1997: Strategies for Muskellunge Management

2002: Northern Pike Management

2005: Crossman Memorial Muskie Symposium

2016: Hugh C. Becker Muskie Symposium



Contact Jordan Weeks with Esocid Technical Committee website comments
Updated: 4/26/2022