Michigan House Passes Bill Damaging to Commercial Fishing, Faceoff Coming in Senate

Michigan-Legislative-Update

The Michigan House passed a trio of related bills that will cease all commercial perch fishing on the state’s Great Lakes. The “Trio” also continues to ban the taking of walleye and lake trout by the remaining 13 commercial fishing companies left in Michigan. The next step will be a vote in the Senate where it will face a competing bill that is less damaging to Michigan commercial fishing

6 Lies and Half-Truths about Great Lakes Water Use

Saginaw Bay Beach

Recently the blogosphere and news sites have been bristling that Barack Obama somehow has just now starting to allow water from Great Lakes region to be pumped and sold to China. What’s worse is that none of these blog authors are checking the facts. Their lazy practice is to re-blog someone else’s post.

Lake Huron Water Levels Approached Historic Lows

Lake Huron Water Level Graph

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron are 11 inches below its level of a year ago. Lakes St. Clair, Erie, and Ontario are 11, 13, and 12 inches, respectively, lower than their levels of a year ago. Over the next month, Lake Superior is forecasted to … Read more