Great Lakes Fish Tournament shares in March Madness event on Facebook

Great Lakes Fish Tournament shares in March Madness event on Facebook
The staff at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Green Bay conservation office has started a fish-themed "March Madness" competition. It seeks to raise awareness of Great Lakes fish species and asks the public to vote for their favorites in daily Facebook posts.

The Marquette Golden Eagles fell Sunday in their second game of the NCAA men’s basketball event, a premature finish to what many hoped would be a deep operate for the staff in the “Major Dance.”

But your chance to root for a Wisconsin tourney entry isn’t really about. And I’m not talking about the Wisconsin Badgers in the NIT.

March Madness extends to the drinking water, way too.

For the second 12 months, team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Assistance Inexperienced Bay Conservation Office environment has arranged its Great Lakes Fish Match.

What is the Terrific Lakes Fish Match?

The competition pits fish species in a well-liked vote on the office’s Fb web page.

The function is “back again by popular demand from customers,” stated Shannon Cressman, direct biological science technician in the Service’s Environmentally friendly Bay workplace who also can help operate its Facebook site.

A peach blossom jellyfish (top left, next to a penny for perspective) and the flathead catfish are among species in a competition organized by the Green Bay Conservation Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It really is pleasurable, of training course,” Cressman stated. “But our principal purpose is to engage with the public and elevate consciousness for fish species in and all around the Terrific Lakes.”

The Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office includes four courses: the Great Lakes Fish Tagging and Restoration Lab Aquatic Invasive Species Partnerships and Habitat and Native Species.