The use of sail drones is helping fisheries managers collect data on fish populations in the Great lakes.
Managers are confident that restoring the daily possession limits to their former levels won’t result in overfishing in either lake trout management unit.
The DNR says it’s the first documented capture of a grass carp from the lake that was diploid, or able to produce offspring.
Stomach contents from a lake trout. (Katie Kierczynski, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife)Changes in what these fish are eating have important management implications for Lake Huron and the Great Lakes. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fishing, Great Lakes, Lake Huron
Remarkable turnaround from earlier this decade is bringing welcome relief to shippers and marina owners, but causing flooding and heavy erosion in some areas.
Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. But warmer temperatures in the coming days will start to bring on a great melt.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to tackle the most serious threats facing Lake Huron and the St. Marys River. A report made public Friday by EPA’s regional office in Chicago assesses the lake’s ecosystem problems, sets research and monitoring priorities and outlines steps toward improvements. It says Lake Huron is in “fair” condition overall….
(Michigan DNR)PORT HURON, Mich. — A dozen projects restoring habitat for fish and wildlife in and around Michigan’s St. Clair River have been completed. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality says fish, birds, turtles and pollinators like bees and monarch butterflies will benefit from the restoration work. The projects span from the upper river at Port Huron to the Lake St. Clair delta…
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Officials say the invasive sea lamprey is gaining ground in Lake Superior and Lake Erie, while its numbers remain at near-historic lows in the other Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are eel-like parasites that attack fish such as trout, salmon and whitefish. They invaded the lakes in the last century and decimated native fish until a poison…
Scientists say less phosphorous runoff, climate change and an increase in invasive zebra and quagga mussels have contributed to the change.
The regulation changes will result in expanded angling opportunities, including keeping the lake trout season open year-round in some locations.
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.