Lansing, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will continue to limit hatching
of new walleye for the 2009 season as a precaution against the
spread of a fish virus.
The steps announced Tuesday by the DNR are a defense against the
spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, into inland
The fish-killing virus has been found in various parts of the
Great Lakes and connecting waterways.
Fisheries staffers will take eggs from walleyes in the Muskegon
River and Little Bay de Noc. The Saginaw Bay/Tittabawassee strain
will not be used again this year.
Only the Thompson State Fish Hatchery near Manistique will be
used to incubate eggs. Steps will be taken to protect