Theresa Godin

Research interests

Development of fish stocks for recreational fisheries
Recreational fisheries management
Development of fish culture technology for conservation

Research Bio

My focus is on applied research projects aimed at resolving fisheries management problems related to angler harvest, conservation of wild fish, and poor in-lake fish survival.  As such I develop and assess new brood stocks and strains of rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee to optimizing fish growth and survival in provincial hatcheries, lakes and rivers.

More than half the fish stocked for recreational fishing in the province of BC, are sterile or all-female sterile fish: the advantages include longer lived fish in the fishery and decreased chance of introgression with wild fish in some systems.  A large part of my research focuses on the development of protocols for the production of sterile and/or all-female sterile rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, eastern brook trout, and kokanee for adoption by the provincial hatchery system.  Once developed, the special stocks are assessed in-lake before being integrated into the fisheries program to meet the provincial Ministry’s fisheries management and conservation objectives.

I’m also interested in the development of provincial scope data collection and analysis standards, and developing innovative sampling equipment and software tools for fisheries managers.

Reports

Greenberg, S. and Godin, T.I.  2015.  A Tool Supporting the Extraction of Angling Effort Data from Remote Camera Images. Fisheries.  40:6, 276-287, DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2015.1038380

Godin, T.I., K. Tsumura, T. Yesaki, N.W. West, and K.W. Scheer.  2004.  Rainbow Trout Performance in Small Oligotrophic Lakes.  Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.  Fisheries Management Report No. 2: 1-8 + Appendices.

T.I. Godin and K. Tsumura.  2001.  Kokanee for High pH Lakes.  Habitat Conservation Fund Final Report 1997-2001.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Fisheries.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD86: 1-15 + Appendices.

Tsumura, K. and T. I. Godin.  2000.  Development of a Free Floating, Drifting Trap Net: Selective Salmon Harvest Progress Report December 2000.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD84: 1-19.

Tsumura, K. and T. I. Godin.  2000.  Development of a Free Floating, Drifting Trap Net: Selective Salmon Harvest Progress Report for the period September 1999 to March 2000.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD81: 1-14.

Godin, T.I. and K. Tsumura.  1999.  Size at Release Comparisons of Blackwater Strain Rainbow Trout in Monoculture and Coarsefish Lakes (1995-1998).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Fisheries.  Fisheries Management Report No. 111: 1-17 + Appendices.

Tsumura, K., T. I. Godin, and B.R. Ward.  1999.  Development and Testing of Free Floating Trap Nets: Selective Salmon Harvest - Gill Net Alternative Project.  Preliminary Progress Report November 1998 - July.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Fisheries.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD80: 1-14.

Tsumura, K., T.I. Godin, G. Corley-Smith, and M. Siemens.  1998.  Optimizing Production of Sterile Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) for Fisheries Management.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Fisheries.  Fisheries Management Report No. 115: 1-10.

Malange, K., K. Tsumura, and T.I. Godin.  1997.  Kokanee for High pH Lakes.  Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1997-98).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Fisheries.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD74: 1-15 + Appendices.

Toth, B., K.I. Ashley, G. Wilson, C.W. Koning, T.I. Godin.  P.A. Slaney, R.W. Land.  1996. Development of a Premier River Fishery: Big Silver Creek fertilization experiment, year one (1994) of low-level inorganic nutrient addition.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD48: 1-20 + Figures.

Mathias, K.L., K. Tsumura, and T.I. Godin.  1995.  Alkaline Lakes Enhancement.  Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1995-96).  Fisheries Project Report No. RD43: 1-30 + Appendices.

Godin, T. I. and K. Tsumura.  1995.  Rainbow Trout Broodstocks for Coarse Fish Lakes: Habitat Conservation Fund Final Report (1993-94).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD39: 1-18 + Appendices.

Godin, T.I., P.A. Slaney, and D.R. Smith.  1994.  Assessments of Resident Rainbow Trout Populations and Stocking Evaluations in Four British Columbia Rivers.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Management Report No. 109: 1-19 + Appendices.

Godin, T.I., K. Tsumura, K.L. Mathias. 1994.  Alkaline Lakes Enhancement.  Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1994-95).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD42: 1-17.

Godin, T. I. and K. Tsumura.  1993.  Rainbow Trout Broodstocks for Coarse Fish Lakes: Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1992-93).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD34: 1-20 + Appendices.

Toth, B.M., P.A. Slaney, T.I. Godin, and K.I. Ashley.  1993.  Development of a Premier River Fishery: Big Silver Pre-fertilization Progress 1993.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD37: 1-16 + Figures.

Godin, T.I. and K. Tsumura.  1992.  Rainbow Trout Broodstocks for Coarse Fish Lakes: Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1991-92).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD30: 1-24.

Tsumura, K. and T. I. Godin. 1991.  Evaluation of Rainbow Trout Strains in Small Coarse Fish Lakes. Three Year Summary: 1988-1990.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD28: 1-40.   

Blann, V.E., T.I. Godin, K. Tsumura. 1990.  Rainbow Trout Broodstocks for Coarse Fish Lakes: Habitat Conservation Fund Progress Report (1990-91).  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD24: 1-30.

Slaney, P A. and T.I. Godin.  1989.  Sumallo River Stocking Evaluation: Progress 1989.  Province of BC.  Ministry of Environment.  Fisheries Project Report No. RD25: 1-9 + Figures.