U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Date of this Version

September 2007


Published in Oneida Lake Bulletin Summer 2007.


Oneida Lake's cormorant harassment program, which began in 1998, is an outstanding example of an outstanding example of an effective government response to environmental problems. This program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services Division, has contributed mightily to a major resurgence in the lake's game fish populations during the past three years. In the following article, USDA biologist Travis DeVault answers questions that often arise about the harassment program.