Great Lakes Fishery Commission to Hold “State of Lake”

Fisheries biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be among those presenting information at the upcoming Upper Lake Committees Meeting sponsored annually by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

The Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Committees meet to assess the status of fish communities, discuss Great Lakes issues and plan future management activities.

The Upper Lake Committees meeting will be held March 21-23 at the Intercontinental Milwaukee. Brad Eggold, DNR southern Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor, said the meeting will feature a presentation on the “State of Lake Michigan.”

The Lake Michigan committee session runs from 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 5 pm on March 22 and wraps up from 8 to 9 am on March 23. In addition to the Lake Michigan report, state residents with an interest in Lake Superior will be able to learn more during a meeting of the Lake Superior committee from 11 am to 12 pm and 1 to 5 pm on March 23.

“This is a unique opportunity for Wisconsin residents – especially anglers – to come and hear talks on a variety of Lake Michigan topics,” said Eggold. “Through the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Wisconsin DNR works in partnership with agencies from other states, the province of Ontario and tribal governments to collaboratively manage the Great Lakes fishery, which is worth more than $7 billion annually. This year, we’re pleased to see that Lake Michigan will be a major focus of the discussion.”

More information about the commission is available at The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Upper Lake Committees Meeting is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Haley Tober of the commission at [email protected] or 734.669.3014.

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