Native Rights: Where Great Lakes Tribes can fish and how much is up for debate

The rules that govern fishing in the Great Lakes – commercially and for sport – are about to change, perhaps dramatically. That’s because Great Lakes fish are a shared resource, and because of profound changes in fish populations, there is less to share. It’s difficult to know exactly what will change. By design, negotiations between the federal government, the state of Michigan and five Native nations over Great Lakes fishing rights are opaque: The talks happen behind closed doors with a judicial gag order in place. On […] →Read more

Michigan Sea Grant Fisheries Workshops

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local fishery organizations annually offer evening regional workshops to provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and interested community members. Spring fishery workshops offer current research and information related to the status of the Great Lakes fishery. Workshops include information and status updates on topics such as fish populations and angler catch data, forage or prey […] →Read more

Consent Decree Series on Michigan Out Of Doors

Great Lakes Consent Decree Series on PBS Michigan Out of Doors Watch Now The second in Michigan Out of Doors (PBS) series on the Consent Decree with the Coalition to protect Michigan resources; Guest Jim Johnson, 42yrs retired MDNR biologist The discussion will center around netting, gill nets, and trap nets and how they affect the Great Lakes. Please take time to watch or watch on YouTube. Please hit like so we can have possible future updates on Michigan Out of Doors. The first Michigan Out-of-Doors TV […] →Read more