The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently selected Jeff Tyson as the Lake Erie fish management program administrator. Tyson has worked in ODNR Division of Wildlife fish management for nearly 20 years. He previously served as the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit fisheries biology supervisor.
“Jeff brings a wealth of Lake Erie fisheries management experience to his new position,” said Rich Carter, ODNR Division of Wildlife executive administrator of fish management and research. “Jeff is a talented biologist with great interpersonal skills that will allow him to effectively communicate about Lake Erie fish management.”
Tyson replaced Roger Knight, who retired in 2012. Tyson will lead the Sandusky and Fairport Harbor research stations on Lake Erie fisheries research.
Tyson was hired by the ODNR Division of Wildlife in 1994 as a biologist for the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit. He was promoted to fisheries biology supervisor at the same office in 2003. He was also a hatchery technician in Missouri prior to moving to Ohio.
Tyson lives in Marblehead. Originally from Missouri, Tyson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fisheries from the University of Missouri.