Spring Workshops IN Michigan Offer Current Research on Status of Lake Huron Fishery

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Spring Workshops IN Michigan Offer Current Research on Status of Lake Huron FisheryThe Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, USGS Great Lakes Science Center and local fishery organizations, will be participating in three regional workshops this spring highlighting research and information about Lake Huron’s fishery.

Workshops are open to the public, and will provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals and other community members interested in attending. Topics include status updates on Lake Huron fish populations and angler catch data, resurgence of native species such as Lake Huron walleye, forage fish surveys and results from the ongoing Lake Huron predator diet study, updates of fisheries management activities, among other Lake Huron related topics of local interest.

2012 Lake Huron fishery workshop dates and locations include:

Cedarville
Monday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Les Cheneaux Sportsman’s Club located at M-134 in Cedarville

Alpena
Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.
NOAA Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center located at 500 W. Fletcher Street in Alpena

Port Huron
Wednesday, May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Charles A. Hammond American Legion Hall at 1026 Sixth Street in Port Huron

Workshops are open to the public at no cost to participants; however, pre-registration is requested. To register for any of these no-cost workshops, contact Cindy Anderson, Michigan Sea Grant/MSU Extension Iosco County at (989) 984-1060 or ande1172 [at] msu [dot] edu. For program information or questions, contact Brandon Schroeder, Michigan Sea Grant at (989) 984-1056 or schroe45 [at] msu [dot] edu.

Workshop registration and details are available online on the Michigan Sea Grant website: http://miseagrant.umich.edu/fisheries/fishery-workshop.html.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.