UT Lake Erie Center Survey of Michigan Fishermen

This survey is being conducted by The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center with the assistance of The University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center. The purpose of this survey is to find out what factors Michigan fishermen consider when choosing live baitfish. Some types of baitfish are capable of being infected with viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) and the disease can be spread to many species including sport fish in the Great Lakes area. We wish to know about your decisions to use certified VHS free or not certified VHS free live emerald shiners (a.k.a. blues).

Please fill out this survey only if you fish in Michigan and use live emerald shiners as bait when you fish.

All of your answers will remain confidential. Your answers will be merged with a lot of other people's so you cannot be identified in any way. You may choose to discontinue answering questions at any time during the survey process without any negative consequences. The UT Lake Erie Center will be glad to answer questions about this research at: (419) 530 - 8378, or email lindsay.vollmar@rockets.utoledo.edu.

Thank you for participating in this survey. There are four sections of questions and information we would like you to read and complete. The first and second sections should each take you about 5 minutes to complete. The last two sections are very short and it should take you about 2 minutes to complete each of these sections.

Should you need to exit the survey before you are finished, you can bookmark the survey and pick up where you left off at a later time. You can do this by using your browser's "Bookmark" or "Favorites" function and bookmarking whatever page of the survey you are on. Depending on your browser, when you return you may be prompted to select whether you want to "resume" or "resume from first page". Please select "resume" to pick up where you left off.

All completed surveys will be eligible for a drawing for a $25 gift card. To enter the drawing, please enter your email address at the end of this survey. Your email address will be stored separately from your answers, maintaining the anonymity of your responses.

Please answer each question carefully. You will not be able to go back to previous pages in the survey once you have selected "Next Page". Thank you for your cooperation.

Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

»» Please click here to begin the survey.