Tests of samples taken from one property in Macomb County showed the substance to be decaying algae containing E. coli bacteria.
Lake St. Clair
Even on a relatively average day on Lake St. Clair, the smallmouth bass fishing can be very good.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan officials have released updated consumption guidelines for fish caught in Lake St. Clair and the Flint River because of the presence of industrial chemical contaminants. The Department of Health and Human Services this week announced its updated Eat Safe Fish guidelines for fish caught in the lake as well as the Flint River in Genesee, Lapeer…
(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…
They’ve been found in other Pennsylvania waters for years, and like their saltwater counterparts, freshwater jellyfish will sting people. But their stingers are so small they would not penetrate human skin.
Initially, the fish kill was mostly gizzard shad, but now is widening to more species and is likely to affect tens of thousands of fish.
Some of the fish may have been affected by viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, a contagious pathogen, but DNR is still waiting on confirmation.
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.