Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop planned for May 24 in Central Upper Peninsula

Workshop a chance for anglers, others to network, get updates from researchers, agencies on Lake Superior Fisheries.

Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop planned for May 24 in Central Upper Peninsula

Do you like to fish on Lake Superior and want to know what others are catching on the lake? Are you curious how lake trout are being managed? Do you want to understand more about what invasive species are present and how they impact the Great Lakes? If the answer was yes to any of these questions, then the Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop is for you!

Michigan Sea Grant hosts a number of workshops across the Great Lakes that help inform the angling community and general public about fish populations and management. This year Michigan Sea Grant in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) will host a Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop in Harvey, Mich., just outside of Marquette. The workshop will feature a variety of talks from managing agencies such as the MDNR, US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. The talks will help anglers and the general public understand what research is taking place on the lake and how it is informing fisheries management decisions. There will also be plenty of time for question and answers allowing anglers to give valuable input.

The workshop takes place 6 p.m.-9 p.m. May 24, 2017, at Chocolay Township Hall, 5010 US-41 Harvey, MI 49855. Parking is available at the Township Hall and overflow parking is available at the nearby Silver Creek Church just northwest of the facility.

Presentations will include (complete agenda here):

  • Lake Superior Nearshore Sampling, Troy Zorn -  MDNR: Fisheries Research
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Sampling and Update, Jared Myers - US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Lake Superior Prey Fish Updates, Dan Yule -  US Geological Survey)
  • Lake Trout Status and Updates, Shawn Sitar – MDNR: Fisheries Research)
  • Sea Lamprey Control Status, Jessica Barber - US Fish and Wildlife Services)
  • Fishing Enforcement in 1836 Treaty Waters, Marvin Gerlach - MDNR-Law Enforcement Division
  • Fishing Enforcement in 1842 Treaty Waters, Steven Amsler and Matt Kinskern - Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Lake Superior Angler Creel Data, Cory Kovacs – MDNR: Fisheries Management)

The Lake Superior Fisheries Workshop is free and open to any and all interested participants. Online registration is requested, however walk-ins are welcome, too.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about what is happening with the Lake Superior Fisheries!

Michigan Sea Grant helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research and outreach. A collaborative effort of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University and its MSU Extension, Michigan Sea Grant is part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 33 university-based programs.

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