Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension host Lake St. Clair fisheries workshop

The Lake St. Clair fisheries workshop brings community together with fisheries research and management partners through discussions on research findings, management updates, and fishing trends.

Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, will be hosting a regional fisheries workshop dedicated to Lake St. Clair (LSC) on Tuesday, April 15 at the VerKuilen Building Auditorium - Entrance C - 21885 Dunham Road  in Clinton Township, Mich.

The workshop will provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and other community members interested in attending. Included in the workshop will be the following speakers and topics:

  • Todd Wills, Fisheries Research Biologist from the Lake St. Clair Fisheries Station, who will give a LSC fishery status update.
  • Jason Smith, a graduate student from Michigan State University, will present his age-structured model that allows investigation into possible changes in the LSC muskie fishery.
  • Supervisor Sean Reynolds from the U.S. Border Patrol will speak on crossing the United States/Canada border for recreation, and what boaters need to know.
  • Brandon Schroeder, Extension Educator, Michigan Sea Grant, will be talking about promoting Great Lakes Fisheries heritage in Michigan.
  • Extension Program Instructor, Justin Selden, in collaboration with the Reef Restoration Team will discuss restoring spawning habitat for sturgeon and native fish.

This free workshop will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information or to register, contact Maureen at 586-469-6440 or Justin Selden 586-469-7139.

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