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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Alcohol and boating is a dangerous combination on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Alcohol use while boating is the leading factor in boater deaths nationwide. Last weekend during Operation Dry Water, which is a nationwide crackdown initiative aimed at removing impaired boaters from public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Safety

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New York Sea Grant is partnering with the Pennsylvania and Lake Champlain Sea Grant programs and New York State Parks to remind dog owners to enjoy the water this summer, but remember to stay smart, safe, and informed about algal blooms and their impact on people and pets. “Harmful algal blooms, also known as HABs, are dense

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Great Lakes, Kids & Pets, Lake Ontario, Safety

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record black buffalo on June 12. The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught by Brandonn Kramer of Muskegon, Michigan at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 on the Grand River in Ottawa County. Assistance was provided by Kramer’s friend and fishing cohort,

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, June 8, 2018

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef, from being covered

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

If you fish the Great Lakes and catch a marked and tagged fish, please report it. You’re helping the DNR collect critical information about the state’s fish populations and trends. The department has used a coded-wire tag program to “mass mark” various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets under way, anglers trying their luck on Michigan lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports can expect to see Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff out and about collecting key data about those experiences. DNR creel clerks are stationed at boat launches and piers around the

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Friday, May 4, 2018

Program supports projects that prevent, detect and contain invasive species on land and in water Funding proposals for 2018 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural

tags: Dept of Natural Resources

Friday, April 27, 2018

Five streams removed from list of 10-brook-trout bag limit streams Anglers heading out for the trout season opener at the end of the month will have portions of nearly 40 Upper Peninsula trout streams where an additional five brook trout may be kept as part of the daily bag limit. The new regulation approved last fall added a suite

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Fishing, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recent legislation passed in Michigan has simplified fishing regulations for anglers, particularly those pursuing steelhead on the state’s rivers and streams in the spring. The legislation removed a net size restriction that has been in place for many years to protect spawning salmon from illegally being harvested. The

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing

Thursday, April 12, 2018

May 5-6 is Ohio's free fishing weekend Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 5-6, anglers are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing