Newsletter - Monday 3/19/2012
DNR, anglers discuss threats to fishing in Lake Michigan in 2012
ZEELAND -- Fishermen attending the Spring Salmon Spectacular hosted by Lakeshore Outfitters of Saugatuck were more concerned about the status of their chinook salmon fishery in Lake Michigan than the imposing thought of Asian carp.
That's no surprise to Michigan Department of Natural Resources senior
fisheries biologist Kregg Smith. He shares their concern for the
salmon, but also has to keep his mind on the foe from the south. more...
Michigan’s Boating Industry on track for continued growth
|As Michigan’s boating trade association prepares to move in its second
boat show of 2012, the optimism from show management and exhibitors
continues to rise. The Spring Boating Expo is scheduled for March 15
-18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Space sales for
this show are up more than 25% from 2011. Space sales, attendance and
boat sales were all up at the Detroit Boat Show in February which
mirrored what most other first quarter shows experienced across the
Study seeks origins of carp DNA in Chicago waters
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal scientists are studying whether
genetic material from Asian carp found in waterways near Chicago
suggests the presence of live fish.
DNA from bighead and silver carp has turned up in dozens of water
samples taken beyond an electric barrier that's supposed to prevent the
invasive plankton eaters from reaching Lake Michigan. more...
Jim Gluek Wins 2012 MC Midwinters Championship
|Well after a long five hour wait today we finally got in a third light
air race to have an official championship in place. As most of you know
we had 6 scheduled over the three days for the Midwinter Championship
but we had a huge high pressure system park over central Florida. No
"Crazy Ivans" (90 degree shifts) as in the first two races. Today we
held it down to about 20-30 degree shifts but it was fair racing as you
could always see things coming at you. more...|
Feasibility study for proposed Clipper
MUSKEGON COUNTY – Muskegon County commissioners, who are still
considering a proposal to move the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper to Heritage
Landing, agreed to a staff recommendation Thursday to have engineers
complete a feasibility study.
The proposed docking of the historic
Great Lakes passenger ferry along the east side of the county-owned
park’s peninsula has generated a debate of competing arguments, some
trumpeting the tourism potential and others criticizing the potential
loss of Muskegon Lake views and access. more...
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