Thousands of water utilities across the Great Lakes region and nationwide will decide in the next three months whether to join two multibillion-dollar, class-action settlements against the largest producers of toxic PFAS chemicals that have tainted drinking water supplies. Read the full story by Michigan Radio.
Cruise ships provide a valuable commodity to the tourism areas of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, but also produce non-garbage waste in the form of sewage or grey water. Transport Canada announced voluntary environmental measures for cruise ships in April of this year, before making them mandatory in late June; enforcement and a $250,000 maximum…
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has begun ridding Great Lakes tributaries of invasive sea lamprey by applying lampricide. These treatments happen every two to three years, with the most recent being in 2021. Read the full story by Midland Daily News. Read the full story
On Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day weekend Ohio residents may fish without a license, keeping in mind that size and creel limits never take a holiday. Before and after the weekend, residents age 16 and older who want to fish are required to purchase a license and be prepared to show it when requested….
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will increase Chinook salmon stocked in Lake Michigan by 50,000 starting in spring 2023, per Lake Michigan Committee agreement. Read the full story by KPC News. Read the full story
The Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County, Michigan has stocked over 2 million salmon weighing over 79 tons this season. Coho salmon egg take will occur at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery around the third week of October and last for several weeks. Read the full story by WPBN/WGTU-TV – Traverse City,…
The Great Lakes Consent Decree, an agreement over fishing in the Great Lakes between tribal nations and state and federal officials, expired in 2020 and negotiations took almost three years before a new agreement was drafted. Its critics were among those to testify in front of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at a recent meeting….