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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In early October 2019, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced it will grant $10.2 million to fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs), but does that amount to another delay in taking obvious actions to reduce the problem now? HABs research

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Erie, Law & Politics, Opinion

Friday, November 8, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger recently confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds for the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of a multifaceted barrier system to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. In a Nov. 4, 2019 letter to Lieutenant General Todd

by: Ed Golder - Michigan DNR

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Anglers may use a maximum of three fishing lines on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie and the Ohio River starting on Jan. 1, 2020, following new regulations passed by the Ohio Wildlife Council, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The council approved the use of three lines per person

tags: Fishing, Lake Erie, Law & Politics

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A surveillance operation coordinated by the Division of Wildlife in July revealed suspicious activity involving walleye

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

NOAA will fund 12 new research projects around the country to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is allocating $10.2 million in FY 2019 to fund HAB research across the nation. Approximately $8.4 million

tags: Awards, Environmental Impact, Great Lakes, Law & Politics

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

After receiving multiple tips from local anglers about possible over-fishing on Gladwin County’s Lake Lancer, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers spoke with the suspected man twice in one day while he was at the lake. The second contact of the day led to a voluntary search of the 67-year-old Gladwin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Fishing, Law & Politics

Friday, August 30, 2019

With more ethanol than ever before being served up at the nation’s gas station pumps this Labor Day holiday weekend, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) cautions America’s recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel on recreational boating’s traditional last summer

tags: Engines, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Syracuse, N.Y. The Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC) in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced $121,916 in grants for five projects conducted by faculty and students at four State universities: The College at Brockport, the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, and the

tags: Environmental Impact, Law & Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Ohio Wildlife Council received several new fishing proposals at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved, proposed regulations will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. “Ohio offers many opportunities for people to get outside and

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. EDT July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School,

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics