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Lake Herrings on the Decline in the Great Lakes

Once one of the most abundant fish in Lake Michigan, Green Bay and all of the Great Lakes, ciscoes – also known as lake herring – are much less abundant today. Learn how ciscoes were the mainstay of the Great Lakes food web and supported major fisheries and top predators at the Crossroads at Big Creek on March 21, 7 pm. Andrew Muir, science director of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, will discuss the history, science and importance of ciscoes. Muir has done extensive cisco research and is a co-author of the recently published scientific monograph, “Ciscoes of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Lake Nipigon.” Crossroads at Big Creek, the Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership and the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association of Door County are sponsoring the talk.