fishing http://michiganradio.org en Michigan fish hatcheries, then and now http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-fish-hatcheries-then-and-now <p></p><p>In early July, state officials approved a significant expansion of a northern Michigan commercial fish hatchery’s operations after requiring additional measures to protect the cherished Au Sable River. It got us wondering: how important are fish hatcheries in the Great Lakes State and what is their role?</p><p>Gary Whelan joined us today. He is with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources where he's a Research Program Manager.</p><p>Whelan said the first hatcheries began in the early 1870’s. Even back then, fishery resources were in decline. The habitat loss was frightening. Fish were difficult to find, and commercial fishermen weren’t doing very well. One of the responses was to build fish hatcheries.</p><p>Today, there are six state hatcheries and three federal hatcheries in Michigan.</p><p>Whelan pointed out that fish hatcheries can help bring the lakes into balance.</p><p>“Using salmons in water where we have way too many prey species can make it into a balanced system that functions properly, ” Whelan said.</p><p><em>* Listen to our conversation with Whelan above.</em></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:47:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 18423 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan fish hatcheries, then and now Proposed trout farm near “holy waters” of Au Sable River would be Michigan’s biggest http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-trout-farm-near-holy-waters-au-sable-river-would-be-michigan-s-biggest <p>If you’re a fly fisherman, there are few rivers this side of the Rocky Mountains that compare with Michigan’s Au Sable River. There’s a particular nine-mile stretch east of Grayling <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_46403_63473-194797--,00.html">known as the Holy Waters.</a></p><p>The water is clean, cold, easy to wade through, and packed with more than 100 pounds of wild trout per acre.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:24:27 +0000 Lindsey Smith 17521 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed trout farm near “holy waters” of Au Sable River would be Michigan’s biggest Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems http://michiganradio.org/post/whitefish-shortage-causing-passover-meal-problems <p>TRAVERSE CITY –&nbsp;Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it's coming at a bad time: the Passover holiday.</p><p>Whitefish is a key ingredient in gefilte fish, a traditional Jewish dish that originates in eastern Europe. Recipes vary, but it often consists of ground fish, vegetables such as onion and carrots, and bread crumbs formed into loaves or balls.</p><p>The shortfall results partly from the bitterly cold winter that caused vast sections of the Great Lakes to freeze over. The ice cover kept some commercial fishing crews stuck in port. A drop in the whitefish population is also to blame.</p><p>Kevin Dean of Superior Fish Co. near Detroit says his latest shipment amounted to just 75 pounds, although he requested 500 pounds.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:32:14 +0000 The Associated Press 17231 at http://michiganradio.org Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems Ohio explores return of sturgeon to Lake Erie http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-explores-return-sturgeon-lake-erie <div>PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's wildlife agency is looking at bringing a prehistoric fish back to Lake Erie.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to the lake.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sturgeon were once plentiful but thought to be all but gone from Lake Erie less than two decades ago.</span></p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:32:40 +0000 Associated Press 16674 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio explores return of sturgeon to Lake Erie Stateside for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-feb-27-2014 <p>You’ve heard it before, folks, time and time again. In today's economy, the more education one attains after high school, the better, right? But what if some students might be better served in other settings, academic or otherwise? Is it time for Michigan to develop some credible alternatives for high school grads? We’ll find out more on today’s show.</p><p>Then, we spoke to Daniel Howes about his reporting on Detroit's historic bankruptcy.&nbsp;</p><p>And, Fifth Third Ballpark wants to expand its concessions menu. We took a look at some of the food options fans can vote for, including deep-fried lasagna and a bacon-and-chocolate taco.</p><p>Also, how can we keep young entrepreneurs fresh out of college in Michigan? The Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize awards them for launching their start-ups in state.</p><p>And, a new fee system for hunting and fishing goes into effect soon, and it’s the first significant raise in over 15 years. We spoke with Ed Golder of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources about what’s behind this increase.</p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan delivered his first State of the City speech last night before a packed, invitation-only crowd. And his message was clear: We are going to change what it means to live in Detroit.</span></p><p>Even among those who have a "wait-and-see" attitude, the mayor's speech is being praised for what many believe is a refreshing attention to detail and the sense that a team is at work.</p><p>Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer joined us today.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:55:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 16647 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 Hunting and fishing fees raised significantly for 1st time in over 15 years http://michiganradio.org/post/hunting-and-fishing-fees-raised-significantly-1st-time-over-15-years <p>If you like to hunt or fish in Michigan, heads up. There's a new fee system going into effect this coming Saturday, March 1.</p><p>It's the first significant hike in hunting and fishing fees in over 15 years.</p><p>Ed Golder of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources joined us today to tell us what's new and what the increase will go toward.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:54:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 16644 at http://michiganradio.org Hunting and fishing fees raised significantly for 1st time in over 15 years Michigan hoping to lure in anglers with free fishing weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-hoping-lure-anglers-free-fishing-weekend <p>This weekend, state wildlife officials want people to go fish.</p><p></p><p>Today and tomorrow, people can fish in Michigan's lakes and streams without a license.</p><p></p><p>The Department of Natural Resources hopes the free fishing weekends will introduce newcomers, visitors and folks with rusty skills to one of Michigan's most popular sports.</p><p></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16464 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan hoping to lure in anglers with free fishing weekend In this morning's headlines: Snyder bankruptcy questions, adoption restrictions, hunting fees http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-snyder-bankruptcy-questions-adoption-restrictions-hunting-fees <p><strong>Gov. Snyder will answer questions on Detroit bankruptcy</strong></p><p>"Gov. Rick Snyder has agreed to answer questions in a deposition about his decision to let Detroit file for bankruptcy protection. Attorneys for Snyder and other state officials had been resisting testifying based on executive privilege. Unions opposed to the bankruptcy say Snyder's sworn testimony is important. They say Detroit is ineligible for Chapter 9, a process that could let the city shed billions in long-term debt," the Associated Press <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/gov-snyder-will-answer-questions-detroit-bankruptcy">reports.</a><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Proposal to allow religious and moral objections in adoption placements</strong></p><p>A bill being considered in the state House would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children in homes based on religious or moral beliefs. More details on the bill can be found <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130911/NEWS06/309110037/Bill-would-allow-religious-moral-objections-adoption-placements">here. </a></p><p><strong>Increased hunting and fishing fees move forward</strong></p><p>"Michigan lawmakers have given final approval to the first significant increase in hunting and fishing license fees since 1997. Legislation passed by the House will raise about $20 million more, a 40 percent boost," the Associated Press reports. More details on the fees can be found <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/michigan_house_gives_final_app_1.html">here. </a></p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:49:11 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14369 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Snyder bankruptcy questions, adoption restrictions, hunting fees The Great Lakes need help to stay stocked with fish http://michiganradio.org/post/great-lakes-need-help-stay-stocked-fish <p>Here's something to think about the next time you pick up a fishing pole and cast into one of the Great Lakes.</p><p>That fish you catch might have gotten there not courtesy of Mother Nature, but rather with some help from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.</p><p>This year alone, the MDNR will stock about 19 million fish into the Great Lakes.</p><p>Gary Whelan is with the State Department of Natural Resources and he joined us today from Lansing.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:19:25 +0000 Stateside Staff 13537 at http://michiganradio.org The Great Lakes need help to stay stocked with fish The one that DIDN’T get away is a world record http://michiganradio.org/post/one-didn-t-get-away-world-record <p>In a <a href="http://michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153--295374--,00.html">press release today</a>, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources says <strong>Joseph Seeberger</strong> has both a state record and now a world record-sized Great Lakes muskellunge.</p><blockquote><p>The International Committee of the Modern Day Muskellunge World Record Program (MDMWRP) recognized Seeberger’s catch as the biggest ever.&nbsp; MDMWRP is a committee of muskellunge scientists, industry leaders, anglers and outdoor media personalities that formed in 2006.</p><p>Prior to Seeberger's submission, there had not been a MDMWRP world-record entry verified. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:19:31 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11369 at http://michiganradio.org The one that DIDN’T get away is a world record