Tag Archives: Fisheries

Government agencies to spend $74 million on Asian carp control

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – Federal and state agencies intend to spend $74.2 million over the next two years to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes. New control techniques are being developed and a third electrical … Continue reading

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DNR: No benefits from steelhead net pen experiment

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – A 3-year experiment to determine if steelhead survival improves when hatchery-born yearlings are allowed to acclimate in a pen before being released to open water showed no benefit, according to state officials who … Continue reading

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Officials examine fish farming in the Great Lakes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Whether commercial fish farms will be allowed operate on Michigan’s Great Lakes waters is a question far from being answered, but state officials say it is being considered. A Blue-Ribbon scientific advisory panel … Continue reading

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Researchers considering non-toxic lamprey control on northern Michigan waters

By Howard Meyerson Federal researchers working to control sea lampreys in the Cheboygan River Watershed are considering a chemical-free approach starting in 2017. The four-year experiment would involve releasing sterile male lampreys in the Pigeon, Maple and Sturgeon Rivers. All … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessing: Wild Lake Michigan salmon challenge fish managers

By Howard Meyerson PENTWATER – As Lake Michigan states prepare to cut Chinook salmon stocking by 50 percent on Lake Michigan, researchers are looking closely at the growing number of wild fish that swim there.  Determining their abundance will prove … Continue reading

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Captain Denny Grinold Honored by Michigan Steelheaders

By Howard Meyerson LANSING – Denny Grinold’s resume reads like the Who’s Who of Great Lakes fisheries management. Outdoor Life Magazine included him in a 2010 feature about the 20 best anglers on the planet. Even the Great Lakes Fisheries … Continue reading

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