Chequamegon Bay, Ashland County
The State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services is calling for volunteers for its ongoing Wisconsin Fishermen Study. The study is recruiting men, 50 years of age and older, from Ashland and Bayfield counties. In order to be eligible, fishermen must have fished in Wisconsin waters and/or the Great Lakes in the past twelve months, and must have eaten fish from those waters in the past twelve months.
The study will be conducted in Ashland from May 14-16 and will take less than an hour to complete. Participants will be paid $35 for their time, plus mileage reimbursement. The process includes a questionnaire and some brief physical measurements (blood pressure, height and weight). Participants are also asked to donate blood and hair samples.
The purpose of the Wisconsin Fishermen Study is learn about where Wisconsin fishermen catch the fish they eat, the type of fish they catch and consume, how they learn about fish consumption advice, how closely they follow this advice and how their fish consumption affects nutrient and contaminant levels in their bodies. The UW’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is conducting the survey for the State Department of Health. To volunteer please call SHOW at 888-433-7469.
For more information about this press release, please contact Mary Farrell Stieve, SHOW Community Outreach Coordinator at 608-821-1240.