Marine News from the Great Lakes

Latest News

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is it better to donate a boat to charity now, rather than waiting until year’s end? “Donating a boat now during the summer high season can help boaters realize more value for their donations,” says Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a boating-related 501(c)(3)

tags: Charity, Environmental Impact

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. Surveys conducted by these research vessels are designed to examine and collect information on all aspects of the lakes’ fish communities

tags: Fishing, Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fans who know Cobe “The Mikker” Mikacich as a wakeboarding pioneer and award-winning coach may be surprised to learn that he is also an inventor. A few years back, he created HANGTYTE, the only patented boat cover suspension device. Next, he figured out a way to simplify fueling ski boats. After he developed the DROP N

tags: Environmental Impact

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A flame retardant has been discovered in sediment of the Great Lakes for the first time, and researchers say it may be here to stay. Researchers sampled sediment from lakes Michigan, Ontario and Superior to track organophosphate esters, a group of chemicals that are used as flame retardants. All three locations showed that the

by: Lucy Schroeder

tags: Environmental Impact, Great Lakes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July in Michigan is becoming synonymous with reports of anglers landing pacus – fish with human-like teeth used for eating nuts and seeds – in the southeastern part of the state. Last month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources received three pacu reports – two from Lake St. Clair and one from the Port Huron

tags: Environmental Impact, Fishing

Monday, August 1, 2016

Does your work take you to several outdoor sites in one day? Do you fish or hunt at different locations in the same week? If so, your actions could be considered high-risk for spreading invasive species around the state. How does it happen?

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Anglers can help fishery managers by taking yellow perch they catch this year in Lake Erie to be scanned for microchips at one of seven stations along the coast. A collaborative project among the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, U.S. Geological Survey, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and

tags: Education, Environmental Impact, Fishing

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

BRP (TSX:DOO) announced that its Evinrude brand, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, has launched the BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships. The two $5,000 annual fellowships support tuition for graduate students at the School of Freshwater Sciences. The

tags: Engines, Environmental Impact

Friday, July 8, 2016

What You Need to Know about “HABs” Harmful algal blooms have been brought into the national spotlight as large blooms have been observed in Lake Erie and elsewhere throughout the country. While much is yet to be studied, Ohio has made significant advances in understanding blooms, as well as developing best practices to

tags: Environmental Impact