CLEVELAND, Wis. – Charter captains and interested citizens and stakeholders are invited to a Lake Michigan fisheries meeting on March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Lakeshore Technical College to discuss critical Lake Michigan ecosystem information.
The meeting, which is expected to include charter boat captains from ports along Lake Michigan, will cover the current status of the fishery. Key topics include forage survey data, stocking and harvest updates, predator-prey ratios and aquatic invasive species. The meeting also will cover charter licensing and reporting information, an update on the Kettle Moraine Springs Fish Hatchery and upcoming opportunities for stakeholder involvement.
WHAT: Lake Michigan Fisheries Meeting
WHEN: March 16, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeshore Technical College, Centennial Hall – West, 1290 North Ave., Cleveland, WI 53015
5:45 – 6:00 Sign-up, registration
6:00 – 6:05 Introduction
6:05 – 6:20 Forage survey information
6:20 – 6:30 Stocking and harvest updates
6:30 – 6:40 Predator Prey ratio information
6:40 – 7:00 Mass Marking
7:00 – 7:10 Break
7:10 – 7:30 Aquatic Invasive Species
7:30 – 7:45 Miscellaneous updates – Charter License and Reporting information, Kettle Moraine Springs Fish Hatchery, stakeholder involvement
7:45 – 8:00 Questions
To learn more about Lake Michigan fisheries topics, visit DNR.wi.gov and search “Fishing Lake Michigan.” For questions about the meeting, contact Brad Eggold, DNR northern Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor, Bradley.Eggold@Wisconsin.gov, 414-382-7921; or Dave Boyarski, DNR northern Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor, David.Boyarski@Wisconsin.gov,920 746-2865.