Brent C. Lehman, Jr.

lehmanTitle: Fish Hatchery Manager
Department: Fish, Wildlife & Environmental Science
E-mail: Lehmanbc@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Fish Hatchery 001
Office Phone: 518-255-5636
Office Hours: 8-12 M,W,F

Additional Title: “The Fish Guy”

Areas of Expertise: Aquaculture: Cold, Cool, and Tropical; Tank & Pond Culture, Aquaculture Engineering

Courses Taught:
Aquaculture Techniques, Hatchery Techniques, Fish Hatchery Management, Production Mericulture Aquaculture, Aquaculture Engineering

About Brent: I am a SUNY Cobleskill alumni class of 2004. I have my Advanced open water SCUBA certification. I enjoy diving many of the lakes around the area including Lake George. I enjoy going out in the field with students and helping them complete their projects/sampling. I’m an avid Curler during the winter months anyways.

Curriculum Vitae:

EDUCATION:

Bachelors of Technology, SUNY Cobleskill
Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004

Associate of Applied Science, SUNY Cobleskill
Fisheries & Wildlife 2002

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Fish Hatchery Manager, SUNY Cobleskill
My duties are managing all the Aquaculture areas on campus. This includes the Cold-water, Warm-water, Experimental Covered Ponds, Walleye Ponds, Endangered Species and African Cichlid Facilities. I supervise work-study students and all students caring for our Aquaculture tanks around campus. I market our fish to both on and off-campus customers; I am also responsible for purchasing materials and maintaining the hatchery budget, as well as scheduling high school groups for tours and spawning labs. May 2005-present.

Pond Project Manager, SUNY Cobleskill
I designed and built our Experimental Pond Facility which included securing all the proper permits from both the DEC and Army Corp of Engineers, and writing quarterly progress reports. October 2004-May 2005

Fisheries Technican, Nashua National Fish Hatchery
I was responsible for maintaining equipment, grounds, supervising volunteers, setting-up PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tagging equipment and maintaining the tagging database. I was responsible for monthly growth sampling of all of the fish at the hatchery. February 2004-October 2004
CERTIFICATIONS:

Aquatic Pesticide Applicator
C4862415 Current. NYS DEC

Advanced Open Water SCUBA
ID # 000937 Current. SCUBA Educators International

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

World Aquaculture Society
American Fisheries Society
NYS Aquaculture Association

AWARDS:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD 2013
Awardees were nominated by colleagues for going beyond their job
responsibilities to benefit the campus community and the College’s mission.
Publications: I have been Co-Author on 12 Student Poster presentations.

I will be presenting a poster at the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Seattle this February. The title of the poster is “HIGH TUNNEL GREENHOUSES: AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO SEASONAL AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION IN THE NORTH TEMPERATURE CLIMATES”
Research and Grants: Experimental Pond Project: Manager. Appalachian Regional Commission Grant. Designed and constructed our High-Tunnel Pond system.

Endangered Species: State Wildlife Grant for endangered Fish Gilt Darters + Lake Sturgeon.

Electric Trawl: Building and testing an electrified trawl net used to sample benthic fish in areas traditional gear can’t go.

 

In the News:

DEC helps restock rare fish to native waters, Buffalo News
Restoring An Endangered Species To It’s Native Habitat, WGRZ