Fish

Michigan fisheries on display with tours

Chinook salmon egg take, Little Manistee Wier. (Michigan DNR)The Michigan DNR again is offering the public the opportunity to see Great Lakes fish up close. Public and school groups can take part in free tours this fall at the Boardman River Weir in downtown Traverse City, the Little Manistee River Weir in Manistee County and the Platte River Weir in…

Wisconsin enterprise combines indoor fish farm, greenhouse

NORTHFIELD, Wis. — A new fish farm and greenhouse operation in western Wisconsin is trying to change the seafood industry with its indoor aqua-hydroponics system. Fish farm-greenhouse enterprise Superior Fresh in Northfield opened its indoor Atlantic salmon farm Thursday, The Leader-Telegram reported. The one-acre fish farm can produce up to 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon and 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout each year. The nutrient-rich…

Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest

Nicholas Markell won the DNR trout and salmon stamp contest with this painting of a brown trout. (Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR)Stillwater artist Nicholas Markell has won the Minnesota DNR trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout. The painting was selected by judges from among 14 submissions for the annual contest. Markell is now a…

Weather, fisheries-related incidents taking a toll on Iowa fish

The end of summer can be a difficult time for underwater dwellers. When temperatures are high and oxygen levels are low, fish and other water critters are particularly vulnerable. That’s been the case in Iowa this summer, according to a news release from the Iowa DNR. “We have received several reports of small summer fish kills at many lakes, ponds…