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The Huron River
Dwight Burdette / Wikimedia Commons

Health officials are warning people not to eat fish from parts of a southeastern Michigan river because of chemical contamination.

Milligan Creek
Upper Black River Council

A project getting underway this month will connect 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of upstream fish habitat on Milligan Creek, a tributary of the Upper Black River in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

Pond
Wikimedia Commons

State and Kent County health officials are asking people not to eat fish from some western Michigan ponds due to elevated levels of industrial chemical contaminants.

Flickr - American Legacy Fishing Co.

Fish for free this weekend in Michigan. Anyone fishing Saturday or Sunday won't need a license, although other rules still will be in effect, such as fish size and the number of fish to keep. 

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

Ice anglers, mark your calendars: Deadlines are approaching to get your fishing shanties off the ice.

lake trout photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region / flickr creative commons

Michigan regulators have released a 5-year plan to guide fisheries management.

Samantha Harrington / GREAT LAKES TODAY

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has put together an online form the public can use to report large fish kills.

fisherman holding salmon
Wikamedia commons

Anyone with a taste for salmon, take note: fish harvested at Michigan’s state-operated weirs will soon be on the market.

Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

The director of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality is delaying a decision on whether a fish farming operation can substantially boost production of rainbow trout on the Au Sable River.

New Zealand mud snails photo
Robyn Draheim / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

An invasive snail, the New Zealand Mud Snail, appears to be spreading quickly in Michigan’s Au Sable River. An organization representing Michigan anglers is unhappy with the state’s response. We talk with Tom Baird of the Au Sable Anglers.


Alligator gar photo
Florida Fish and Wildlife / flickr creative commons

In parts of the Mississippi valley, scientists are working to reintroduce a fish  they say could prevent the spread of Asian carp. We learn about the role of the fearsome looking alligator gar.


UM study: Lake Huron salmon unlikely to bounce back

Mar 15, 2016
Chinook salmon photo
Josh Larios / flickr creative commons

A new report from University of Michigan scientists says the Chinook salmon population in Lake Huron is unlikely to bounce back from its decade long decline. We talk to University of Michigan researcher Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez about what’s behind the decline.


Asian Carp
Asian Carp Reg'l Coordinating Committee

A new study says Asian carp could make up one-third of the fish weight of Lake Erie if the species make their way into the lake. Despite that ominous sounding statistic, the study also suggests the impact may  be less destructive than expected. We talk with study co-author Ed Rutherford of Ann Arbor’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab.


lake trout photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region / flickr creative commons

Proponents say expanding the aquaculture industry could be an economic boon for the state, but some environmentalists worry that it could have an impact on water quality and wild fish populations. We talk with Dan Vogler of Harietta Hills Trout Farm and Bryan Burroughs of Michigan Trout Unlimited.


Could fish farm expansion in MI hurt the Great Lakes?

Sep 15, 2015
lake trout photo
USFWSmidwest / flickr creative commons

From chinook salmon to rainbow trout, the Great Lakes are known for some of the most incredible freshwater fisheries in the world, but could they also become a hotspot of open water fish farming? We talk to Dr. Bryan Burroughs, executive director of Trout Unlimited, about why environmentalists are saying that would be a bad idea.


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