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Study: Asian carp in Lake Erie wouldn’t hurt perch, walleyes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – A new study published in the Journal of Conservation Biology reports the combined conclusions of a panel of U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts that bighead and silver carp would have little negative effect … Continue reading

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Lake Erie walleye, perch limits unchanged

By Howard Meyerson MONROE, MICH. — Lake Erie anglers can once again catch 50 perch and six walleyes per day. Fisheries managers from Ontario and states bordering the lake recently met to determine the allowable catch for both species. The … Continue reading

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Increasing white perch population affecting Lake Erie yellow perch

By Howard Meyerson MONROE, MI — It’s no secret that the Lake Erie yellow perch fishery is not what it used to be. Only 10 million 2-year-olds now show up in the catch compared with peak years in the mid-1980s … Continue reading

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Commission: GL sea lamprey declining

By Howard Meyerson ANN ARBOR, MI — A draft Great Lakes Fishery Commission assessment of sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes contains good news and, well, not-so-good news. Sea lampreys in the Great Lakes basin have declined by nearly … Continue reading

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Erie Outlook: Walleye, perch numbers down, fishing good

By Howard Meyerson  Lake Erie’s walleye and perch populations are 20 percent smaller than in 2012, but anglers fishing Michigan waters will again be able to keep six walleye and/or 50 perch per day, according to Michigan officials. “The news … Continue reading

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Millions of walleye vacate Saginaw Bay in Summer

By Howard Meyerson Saginaw, Mich. — Scientists studying walleyes in Saginaw Bay have long known that they migrate into Lake Huron during the summer months. But the results of new telemetry research using radio-tagged fish shows as many as 2 … Continue reading

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