Workshops to highlight status of Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior and St. Clair fisheries

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, the U. S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and local fishery organizations, will participate in several regional workshops the next two months highlighting research and information about the fisheries of Lake Erie, the Detroit River, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake St. Clair.

Workshops are free and open to the public, and will provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals and other community members. The workshops will focus on fish populations and angler catch data, native species, forage fish surveys, invasive species, updates on fisheries management activities, and other related topics.

The 2017 Lake St. Clair fishery workshop will be held Thursday, April 13, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Direct, 38989 Jefferson Ave., Harrison Township.

The 2017 Lake Erie/Detroit River fishery workshop will be held Thursday, April 20, 7 to 9 p.m. (in partnership with local host, Huron Valley Sportfishing Club), at the American Legion Post #200, 11800 Michael St., Taylor.

The 2017 southern Lake Michigan fishery workshop will be held Thursday, April 20, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the South Haven Moose Lodge, 1025 Wells St., South Haven.

The 2017 Lake Superior fishery workshop will be held Wednesday, May 24, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chocolay Township Hall, 5010 U.S. 41, Harvey.

The 2017 Lake Huron fishery workshop dates and locations include:

  • Bay City – Wednesday, April 12, 6 to 9 p.m.
    Bangor Township Hall, 3921 Wheeler Road
  • Oscoda – Wednesday, April 26, 6 to 9 p.m.
    American Legion Oscoda, 349 S. State St.
  • Cedarville – Thursday, April 27, 6 to 9 p.m.
    Clark Township Community Center, 133 E. M-134

Workshops are no cost to participants; however, pre-registration is requested for most workshops. Workshop registration and details are available on the Michigan Sea Grant website http://www.miseagrant.umich.edu/explore/fisheries/fishery-workshops/.

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