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Michigan DNR updates inland walleye plan amid environmental changes

“As we’re seeing a lot of environmental changes, (walleyes') suitable habitat is starting to shrink,” Seth Herbst, DNR aquatic species and regulatory affairs unit manager, told Michigan Outdoor News. (Stock photo)

The Michigan DNR has reworked its management plan for inland walleye waters to adapt to several environmental changes that are affecting the population.
Data from Wisconsin and elsewhere show walleye populations in the Midwest have struggled in recent years due to several factors, from warming water to aquatic invasive species, and the plan is focused on maximizing existing natural reproduction and stocking efforts for the biggest benefits. 

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