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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will move to a new, more technologically advanced system for selling hunting and fishing licenses, hunting applications, and ORV and snowmobile permits online and at retail agent locations statewide. The new system will go live at noon Feb. 18. The transition to the new license sales

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) are proposing to remove the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern from a list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. Both Wisconsin and Michigan

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

An experimental regulation that allowed for 33 streams in the Upper Peninsula to have a 10-fish daily possession limit for brook trout is no longer in effect. During its regular meeting today in Lansing, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted to return the five-fish daily limit to those streams, effectively immediately. The

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Eager for the chance to catch one of Michigan’s most unique fish? The wait will soon be over! The lake sturgeon season on Black Lake, in Cheboygan County, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, so make sure your license and registration are in order. Registration is required to participate in this season. The total 2020 season

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

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

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