Toxic algae in lakes and rivers is a growing problem for cities, pets, swimmers and fishers — and, increasingly, the farmers who are causing it. Harmful algal blooms are becoming a regular summer feature around the country, thanks to fertilizer-laden runoff and hot water temperatures. NOAA estimates algal blooms have cost coastal economies $1 billion over the past several decades in lost recreation, tourism and seafood harvesting. Read the full story by POLITICO.
House Bill 5291 would establish a Port Facility Improvement Grant program for the expansion and creation of public and private ports within the state of Michigan. Read the full story by The Manistee News Advocate. Read the full story Tags: News, Daily News
“The legend lives on…”
Nov. 10 has been an unassailable part of Great Lakes culture and history since 1975 when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with its entire crew of 29 and was immortalized in the famous song by Gordon Lightfoot.
The ship went down in Lake Superior, near Whitefish Point, but it’s a piece of history that connects people all around the region who care about the lakes and their history or have experienced their own loss.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has awarded money through its Boating Facility Grant Program that will lead to several new fishing and boating access areas open to public use. Read the full story by The Patriot-News. Read the full story Tags: Daily News, fishing
The North Shore Steelhead Association in co-operation with the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario is proposing the installation of fish counting devices and the making of minor changes to the internal structure of the fishway at Boulevard Lake. Read the full story by the Lake Superior News. Read the full story Tags: fish, Daily News
Respect for water was as much a part of Phillip Solomon’s fishing education as sawing through thick winter ice. The Anishinaabe fisherman can see how rising temperatures are changing Gitchigumi and the fish his community relies on. Read the full story by The Narwhal. Read the full story Tags: fishing, Daily News, fish
Desserts are so much easier and better now local ingredients such as rhubarb and strawberries are available.